ETYM Old Eng. spoke, spake, as, spâca; akin to Dutch speek, lg. speke, Old High Germ. speihha, German speiche. Related to Spike a nail.
1. Any of the small radiating bars inserted in the hub of a wheel to support the rim; something resembling the spoke of a wheel.
2. Any of the projecting handles of a steering wheel of a boat.
3. A radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim; SYN. radius.
To furnish with or as if with spokes