Yoke

Noun

  • The amount of land ploughed in a day by a pair of oxen.
  • A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
  • (slang, Ireland) Pill of a psychoactive drug.
  • A frame worn on the neck of an animal, such as a cow, pig, or goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
  • 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.
  • (electronics) The electromagnetic coil that deflects the electron beam in a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube).
  • (glassblowing) A Y-shaped stand used to support a blowpipe or punty while reheating in the glory hole.
  • (dressmaking) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
  • (informal, Ireland) A miscellaneous object; a gadget.
  • 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.
  • A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it.
  • (aviation) The column-mounted control wheel of an aircraft.
  • (agriculture, dated, uncommon) A cowpoke.
  • 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.
  • A portion of the working day. to work two yokes, i.e. to work both morning and afternoon
  • A pair (of animals, especially oxen).
  • Misspelling of yolk.
  • (figuratively) A burden; something which represses or restrains a person.
  • (bodybuilding) Well-developed muscles of the neck and shoulders.
  • (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.
  • (engineering) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.

Verb

  • To unite, to connect.
  • To link or to join.
  • To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.

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