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spoke

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspokespoke1 /spəʊk $ spoʊk/ verb 🔊 🔊 x-refthe past tense of speak
Related topics: Bicycles, carts, horses
spokespoke2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 mountain_bike.jpg TTBone of the thin metal bars which connect the outer ring of a wheel to the centre, especially on a bicycle2 put a spoke in somebody’s wheel
Examples from the Corpus
spokeHe drew every spoke in the wheels, and the whole affair looked as if it had been instantaneously petrified or arrested.Twenty four spokes slide over a fixed cam, so that as they move they change length and unbalance the wheel.Her fingers still clung to the spokes, keeping one wheel out of action.Schyns has re-invented the old idea of a wheel with unbalanced spokes.Harper rode up to the man and saw the broken wheel spokes impaled in his belly and groin.
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