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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yoke*yoʊk(n.)(pl.)yokes; yoke

  1. (n.)a device for joining together a pair of draft animals, esp. oxen, usu. consisting of a crosspiece with two bow-shaped pieces, each enclosing the head of an animal.

    Ref: Compare harness (def. 1). 1

  2. a pair of draft animals fastened together by a yoke.

  3. something resembling a yoke in form or use.

  4. a frame fitting a person's neck and shoulders, for carrying a pair of buckets or the like.

  5. an agency of oppression, servitude, etc.

  6. an emblem or symbol of subjection, servitude, etc., as an archway under which prisoners of war were compelled to pass by the ancient Romans and others.

  7. something that couples or binds together; bond or tie.

  8. a viselike piece gripping two parts firmly together.

    Category: Machinery

  9. a fitting for the neck of a draft animal for suspending the tongue of a cart, carriage, etc., from a harness.

  10. (in an airplane) a double handle, somewhat like a steering wheel in form, by which the elevators are controlled.

    Category: Aeronautics

  11. a crossbar on the head of a rudder, rigged so that a boat can be steered from forward.

    Category: Navy

  12. a shaped and fitted piece in a garment, as at the shoulders or the hips, from which the rest of the garment hangs.

    Category: Clothing

  13. an electromagnetic assembly placed around the neck of a cathode-ray tube to produce and control the scanning motion of electron beams inside the tube.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Radio and Television

  14. (v.t.)to put a yoke on.

  15. to attach (a draft animal) to a plow or vehicle.

  16. to harness a draft animal to (a plow or vehicle).

  17. to join, couple, link, or unite.

  18. Obs. to bring into subjection or servitude.

  19. (v.i.)to be or become joined, linked, or united.

* for 2 .

Origin of yoke:

bef. 900; OE geoc, c. OHG joh, ON ok, L jugum, Gk zygón, Skt yugám

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yoke(noun)

    fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment

  2. yoke(noun)

    an oppressive power

    "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination"

  3. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad(noun)

    two items of the same kind

  4. yoke(noun)

    a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke

    "pulled by a yoke of oxen"

  5. yoke(noun)

    support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

  6. yoke, coupling(noun)

    a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

  7. yoke(verb)

    stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team

  8. yoke(verb)

    become joined or linked together

  9. yoke, link(verb)

    link with or as with a yoke

    "yoke the oxen together"

  10. yoke(verb)

    put a yoke on or join with a yoke

    "Yoke the draft horses together"

Wiktionary

  1. yoke(Noun)

    A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

  2. yoke(Noun)

    A pair (of animals, especially oxen).

  3. yoke(Noun)

    A frame made to fit the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying a pair of buckets, etc., one at each end of the frame.

  4. yoke(Noun)

    A burden; something which represses or restrains a person.

  5. yoke(Noun)

    The part of a shirt that stretches over the shoulders, usually made out of a doubled piece of fabric. Or, a pair of fabric panels on trousers (especially jeans) or a skirt, across the back of the garment below the waistband.

  6. yoke(Noun)

    Well-developed muscles of the neck and shoulders.

  7. yoke(Noun)

    The column-mounted control wheel of an aircraft.

  8. yoke(Noun)

    The electro-magnetic coil that deflects the electron beam in a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube).

  9. yoke(Noun)

    A fitting placed across the head of the rudder with a line attached at each end by which a boat may be steered. In modern use it is primarily found in sailing canoes and kayaks.

  10. yoke(Verb)

    To link or to join.

  11. yoke(Verb)

    To unite, to connect.

  12. yoke(Noun)

    An alternative name for a cowpoke.

  13. yoke(Noun)

    An undefined object, a gadget.

  14. Origin: geoc, from yugóm. Cognate with Latin iugum (English jugular), Greek ζυγός, Sanskrit युग, Old Church Slavonic (Russian ), Persian . Compare yoga.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yoke(noun)

    a bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together

  2. Yoke(noun)

    a frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape

  3. Yoke(noun)

    a frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke

  4. Yoke(noun)

    a frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence

  5. Yoke(noun)

    a frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell

  6. Yoke(noun)

    a crosspiece upon the head of a boat's rudder. To its ends lines are attached which lead forward so that the boat can be steered from amidships

  7. Yoke(noun)

    a bent crosspiece connecting two other parts

  8. Yoke(noun)

    a tie securing two timbers together, not used for part of a regular truss, but serving a temporary purpose, as to provide against unusual strain

  9. Yoke(noun)

    a band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt

  10. Yoke(noun)

    fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection

  11. Yoke(noun)

    a mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service

  12. Yoke(noun)

    two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together

  13. Yoke(noun)

    the quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen

  14. Yoke(noun)

    a portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon

  15. Yoke(verb)

    to put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen

  16. Yoke(verb)

    to couple; to join with another

  17. Yoke(verb)

    to enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine

  18. Yoke(verb)

    to be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate

Freebase

  1. Yoke

    A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs, as oxen usually do; some yokes are fitted to individual animals. There are several types of yoke, used in different cultures, and for different types of oxen. A pair of oxen may be called a yoke of oxen, and yoke is also a verb, as in "to yoke a pair of oxen". Other animals that may be yoked include horses, mules, donkeys and water buffalo.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Yoke

    In an electro-magnet, the piece of iron which connects the ends furthest from the poles of the two portions of the core on which the wire is wound.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

yoke(noun)

a wooden frame placed over the necks of oxen to hold them together when they are pulling a cart etc.

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