Associations to the word «Yoke»


YOKE, noun. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
YOKE, noun. A pair (of animals, especially oxen).
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.
YOKE, noun. A frame worn on the neck of an animal, such as a cow, pig, or goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
YOKE, noun. (figuratively) A burden; something which represses or restrains a person.
YOKE, noun. A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it.
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.
YOKE, noun. (bodybuilding) Well-developed muscles of the neck and shoulders.
YOKE, noun. (aviation) The column-mounted control wheel of an aircraft.
YOKE, noun. (electronics) The electromagnetic coil that deflects the electron beam in a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube).
YOKE, noun. (nautical) 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.
YOKE, noun. (agriculture) (dated) (uncommon) A cowpoke.
YOKE, noun. (glassblowing) A Y-shaped stand used to support a blowpipe or punty while reheating in the glory hole.
YOKE, noun. (engineering) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
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.
YOKE, noun. (dressmaking) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
YOKE, noun. The amount of land ploughed in a day by a pair of oxen.
YOKE, noun. A portion of the working day.
YOKE, noun. (informal) (Ireland) A miscellaneous object; a gadget.
YOKE, noun. (slang) (Ireland) Pill of a psychoactive drug.
YOKE, noun. Misspelling of yolk.
YOKE, verb. To link or to join.
YOKE, verb. To unite, to connect.
YOKE, verb. To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
YOKE ELM, noun. The European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), a small tree with tough white wood, often used for making yokes for cattle.
YOKE ELMS, noun. Plural of yoke elm
YOKE LUTE, noun. (musical instrument) Any chordophone (stringed instrument) with two arms extending from a body to a crossbar (a yoke), and strings, parallel to the soundboard, connecting the body to the yoke.
YOKE LUTES, noun. Plural of yoke lute
YOKE TOGETHER, verb. To unite, or join, or combine

Dictionary definition

YOKE, noun. Fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment.
YOKE, noun. An oppressive power; "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination".
YOKE, noun. Two items of the same kind.
YOKE, noun. A pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; "pulled by a yoke of oxen".
YOKE, noun. Support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end.
YOKE, noun. A connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together.
YOKE, noun. Stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team.
YOKE, verb. Become joined or linked together.
YOKE, verb. Link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together".
YOKE, verb. Put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together".

Wise words

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