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yoke / yōk/ • n. 1. a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. ∎  (pl. same or yokes ) a pair of animals coupled together in such a way: a yoke of oxen. ∎  a frame fitting over the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying pails or baskets. ∎  used of something that is regarded as oppressive or burdensome: the yoke of imperialism. ∎  used of something that represents a bond between two parties: the yoke of marriage. 2. something resembling or likened to such a crosspiece, in particular: ∎  a part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which the main part of the garment is attached. ∎  the crossbar at the head of a rudder, to whose ends ropes are fastened. ∎  a bar of soft iron between the poles of an electromagnet. ∎  a control lever in an aircraft. • v. [tr.] 1. put a yoke on (a pair of animals); couple or attach with or to a yoke: a camel and donkey yoked together| fig. Hong Kong's dollar has been yoked to America's. 2. inf. rob; mug: two crackheads yoked this girl.

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yoke contrivance for coupling draught animals by the neck; pair of animals so coupled; fig. subjection, suppression. OE. ġeoc = OS. juc (Du. juk), OHG. joh (G. joch), ON. ok, Goth. juk :- Gmc. *jukam :- IE. *jugom (L. jugum, Gr. zugón, W. iau, OSl. igo, Skr yugá-, f. *jug- *jeug- *joug-, repr. also by L. jungere JOIN, Gr. zeugnúnai, etc.).
So yoke vb. OE. ġeocian.

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Yoke

a pair of animals, especially oxen, that are or may be coupled by a yoke, hence, a pair or couple of animals, things, or persons.

Examples: yoke of bulls, 1660; of cattle, 1879; of discarded men, 1598; of oxen, c. 1200.

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yoke.
1. Short timber linking two other timbers, especially the tops of cruck blades.

2. Horizontal timber forming the top of a frame for a double-hung sash-window.

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yokeawoke, bespoke, bloke, broke, choke, cloak, Coke, convoke, croak, evoke, folk, invoke, joke, Koch, moke, oak, okey-doke, poke, provoke, revoke, roque, smoke, soak, soke, spoke, stoke, stony-broke (US stone-broke), stroke, toke, toque, woke, yoke, yolk •Holyoake • artichoke • gentlefolk •menfolk • kinsfolk • womenfolk •townsfolk • fisherfolk • holmoak •woodsmoke • cowpoke • slowpoke •backstroke • breaststroke • keystroke •heatstroke • sidestroke • downstroke •sunstroke • upstroke • masterstroke •counterstroke • equivoque

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