Pronunciation: yōk
1.A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
2.(Mach.) A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.
3.Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.
This yoke of marriage from us both remove.
- Dryden.
4.A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
Our country sinks beneath the yoke.
- Shak.
My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Matt. xi. 30.
5.Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them.
- Luke xiv. 19.
6.The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.
7.A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.
8.(Chiefly Mach.) A clamp or similar piece that embraces two other parts to hold or unite them in their respective or relative positions, as a strap connecting a slide valve to the valve stem, or the soft iron block or bar permanently connecting the pole pieces of an electromagnet, as in a dynamo.
Neck yoke
See under Neck, and Pig.
Yoke elm
(Bot.) the European hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus), a small tree with tough white wood, often used for making yokes for cattle.
v. t.1.To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.
2.To couple; to join with another.
3.To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
v. i.1.To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
We 'll yoke together, like a double shadow.
- Shak.
Noun1.yoke - fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
2.yoke - an oppresssive power; "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination"
3.yoke - two items of the same kind
4.yoke - a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; "pulled by a yoke of oxen"
5.yoke - support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
6.yoke - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Synonyms: coupling
7.yoke - stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
Verb1.yoke - become joined or linked together
2.yoke - link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
Synonyms: link
3.yoke - put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together"
unyoke - remove the yoke from; "unyoke the cow"
To see a yoke in your dream, signifies your unwillingness to conform to the customs and wishes of others.. To dream that you are yoking an oxen, indicates that your advice and counsel will be accepted by a friend or family member. To dream that you fail to yoke an oxen, indicates your worry for someone in your life.Oregon boat, accouple, accumulate, agglutinate, amass, articulate, assemble, associate, back band, backstrap, band, bearing rein, bed, bed down, bellyband, bilbo, bit, blinders, blinds, bonds, both, brace, bracket, break, breeching, bridge, bridge over, brush, camisole, caparison, cavesson, cement, chain, chains, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, clap together, collect, combine, comprise, concatenate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, copulate, couple, couple up, couplet, cover, crownband, crupper, cuffs, curb, curry, currycomb, distich, double harness, double-harness, double-team, doublet, drench, duad, duet, duo, dyad, embrace, encompass, enslavement, feed, fetter, fodder, gag, gag swivel, gather, gentle, girth, glue, groom, gyves, hackamore, halter, hames, hametugs, hamper, handcuffs, handle, headgear, headstall, helotry, hip straps, hitch, hitch up, hobbles, hook up, hopples, include, irons, jaquima, jerk line, join, knot, lay together, leading strings, league, ligament, ligature, lines, link, litter, lump together, manacle, manage, marry, marshal, martingale, mass, match, mate, mates, merge, milk, mobilize, muzzle, nexus, noseband, pair, pair off, peonage, piece together, pillory, pole strap, put together, reins, restraint, restraints, ribbons, roll into one, rub down, saddle, serfdom, servility, servitude, set of two, shackle, shaft tug, side check, slavery, snaffle, solder, span, splice, stick together, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, surcingle, tack, tackle, take in, tame, tape, team, team up, tend, the two, thralldom, tie, train, trammel, trammels, trappings, tug, twain, two, twosome, unify, unite, vinculum, water, wed, weld, winker braces
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