Etymology
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spoke (n.)

"radius of a wheel," Old English spaca "spoke of a wheel, radius," related to spicing "large nail," from Proto-Germanic *spaikon (source also of Old Saxon speca, Old Frisian spake, Dutch spaak, Old High German speicha, German speiche "spoke"), of uncertain origin, probably from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)).

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Definitions of spoke

spoke (n.)
support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim;
Synonyms: wheel spoke / radius
spoke (n.)
one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder;
Synonyms: rundle / rung
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