Definitions of yoke

  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.
  4. To put a yoke on; as, to yoke oxen; to tie together; to couple; to place a yoke upon; hence, to enslave or confine.
  5. To put a yoke on: to join together: to enslave.
  6. To put a yoke on: connect.
  7. To attach by means of a yoke; put a yoke upon; enslave.
  8. To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
  9. become joined or linked together
  10. put a yoke on; join with a yoke; of draft animals; " Yoke the draft horses together"
  11. link with or as with a yoke; " yoke the oxen together"
  12. To put a yoke one; to join in a yoke; to couple; to enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
  13. To put a yoke on; to couple; to restrain; to enslave.
  14. A couple or pair, as of oxen.
  15. A curved timber having a bow at each end to receive the neck of a draft- animal.
  16. Something that supports, binds, or connects.
  17. Servitude; bondage.
  18. stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together
  19. fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  20. support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
  21. stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  22. a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; " pulled by a yoke of oxen"
  23. an oppresssive power; " under the yoke of a tyrant"; " they threw off the yoke of domination"
  24. put a yoke on or join with a yoke; " Yoke the draft horses together"
  25. 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.
  26. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
  27. A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.
  28. A frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke.
  29. A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
  30. A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell.
  31. 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.
  32. A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
  33. 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.
  34. A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
  35. A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
  36. Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
  37. The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.
  38. A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.
  39. A wooden frame to couple oxen together for work; a frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying a bucket, etc., hanging from each end; a band or piece of cloth cut to fit the shoulders or hips to support a garment; that which binds or connects; a bond or tie; a mark or sign of slavery; hence, bondage; two animals yoked together; as, a yoke of oxen; also, a couple, or a pair that work together.
  40. That which joins together: the frame of wood joining oxen for drawing: any similar frame, as one for carrying pails: a mark of servitude: slavery: ( B.) a pair or couple.
  41. A frame worn on the neck, which connects oxen for drawing; any similar frame; bondage; servitude: a pair, as of oxen.
  42. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with bows for receiving the necks of oxen, by means of which two are connected for drawing; a frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying a pail, & c., suspended on each side; a mark of servitude; slavery; bondage; a chain; a hond of connection; a couple; a pair; service; a frame at the head of a boat's rudder, from the end of which are lines by which the boat is steered.
  43. A curved wooden collar by which a pair of oxen are joined together for the purpose of drawing a plough or waggon; a light bar of wood with straps and hooks at the ends, placed over the shoulders for carrying water- buckets or milk- pails; a piece of wood with two arms placed over the head of a boat's rudder instead of a tiller, and having two lines, by pulling on which the boat is steered; a mark or state of servitude; bondage; any bond or connection; a couple or pair, as of oxen; in Scrip., service.
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