spoke

(redirected from spokes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

spoke

1. a radial member of a wheel, joining the hub to the rim
2. a radial projection from the rim of a wheel, as in a ship's wheel

spoke

[spōk]
(design engineering)
A bar or rod radiating from the center of a wheel.
References in classic literature ?
The man's purplish red face, his heavy eyelids, the nervous twitchings, all spoke of his addiction to drink.
Sometimes it occurred to Natasha that he not wish to see her, and this conjecture was confirmed by the sad tone in which her elders spoke of him.
Thus he spoke, and they all held their peace, till Menelaus of the loud battle-cry addressed them.
She looked incredulously at the dapper young gentleman who spoke.
The old woman spoke so kindly, that the girl summoned up courage and agreed to enter into her service.
Thus I spoke, my father, and, indeed, in that hour I desired to die.
Catherick was a woman of few words, a clear-headed, straightforward, unimaginative person, who wrote briefly and plainly, just as she spoke.
X always spoke English to Germans, but his plan was to turn the sentence wrong end first and upside down, according to German construction, and sprinkle in a German word without any essential meaning to it, here and there, by way of flavor.
As he spoke Jove sent two eagles from the top of the mountain, and they flew on and on with the wind, sailing side by side in their own lordly flight.
and as she spoke she stepped quickly toward the nearest animal.
His language, when he spoke, was as wild as his looks.
No,' rejoined the matron, slightly colouring as she spoke.