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Yoke meaning

yoke - 26 dictionary results

  1. 1. stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  2. 2. a connection ( like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  3. 3. a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; " pulled by a yoke of oxen"
  4. 4. an oppresssive power; " under the yoke of a tyrant"; " they threw off the yoke of domination"
  5. 5. put a yoke on or join with a yoke; " Yoke the draft horses together"
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
  8. 8. A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.
  9. 9. A frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke.
  10. 10. A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
  11. 11. A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
  16. 16. Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.
  17. 17. A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
  18. 18. Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
  19. 19. The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.
  20. 20. A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.
  21. 21. To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.
  22. 22. To couple; to join with another.
  23. 23. To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
  24. 24. To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
  25. 25. A frame worn on the neck, which connects oxen for drawing; any similar frame; bondage; servitude: a pair, as of oxen.
  26. 26. To put a yoke on: connect.

yoke - examples of usage

  1. The Queen, who secretly resented the Marlborough yoke, at first refused her consent. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. The captain, taking the white yoke- lines, gave the order to shove off; the boat's head swung away from the side of the frigate; the oars fell with their blades flat on the water; and we began to glide rapidly up the harbour, propelled by the sturdy arms of the crew. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. I impose no yoke upon you that you cannot shake off!" - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
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