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Related to yoke: sarong
a working frame for oxen
Not to be confused with:
yolk – the yellow of an egg
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a. A contoured crossbar having two U-shaped attachments that fit around the necks of a team of oxen or other draft animals, with a central ring for hitching the team to a cart, plow, or other load.
b. pl. yoke or yokes A pair of draft animals, such as oxen, joined by a yoke.
c. A bar used with a double harness to connect the collar of each horse to the pole of a wagon or coach.
2. A frame designed to be carried across a person's shoulders with equal loads suspended from each end.
3. Nautical A crossbar on a ship's rudder to which the steering cables are connected.
4. A clamp or vise that holds a machine part in place or controls its movement or that holds two such parts together.
5. A piece of a garment that is closely fitted, either around the neck and shoulders or at the hips, and from which an unfitted or gathered part of the garment is hung.
6. Something that connects or joins together; a bond or tie.
7. Electronics A series of two or more magnetic recording heads fastened securely together for playing or recording on more than one track simultaneously.
a. Any of various emblems of subjugation, such as a structure made of two upright spears with a third laid across them, under which conquered enemies of ancient Rome were forced to march in subjection.
b. The condition of being subjugated by or as if by a conqueror; subjugation or bondage: 14th-century Russia under the Tatar yoke; the yoke of drug addiction.
v. yoked, yok·ing, yokes
1. To fit or join with a yoke.
a. To harness a draft animal to.
b. To harness (a draft animal) to a vehicle or an implement.
3. To join together; bind: partners who were yoked together for life.
4. To force into heavy labor, bondage, or subjugation.
To become joined.
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n, pl yokes or yoke
1. (Agriculture) a wooden frame, usually consisting of a bar with an oxbow or similar collar-like piece at either end, for attaching to the necks of a pair of draught animals, esp oxen, so that they can be worked as a team
2. (Tools) something resembling a yoke in form or function, such as a frame fitting over a person's shoulders for carrying buckets suspended at either end
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a fitted part of a garment, esp around the neck, shoulders, and chest or around the hips, to which a gathered, pleated, flared, or unfitted part is attached
4. an immense oppressive force or burden: under the yoke of a tyrant.
5. (Agriculture) a pair of oxen or other draught animals joined together by a yoke
6. (Mechanical Engineering) a part, esp one of relatively thick cross section, that secures two or more components so that they move together
7. (Mechanical Engineering) a crosshead that transmits the drive of an opposed piston engine from the upper of a pair of linked pistons to the crankshaft through a connecting rod
8. (Building) a steel framework around the formwork during the casting of concrete
9. (Nautical Terms) nautical a crossbar fixed athwartships to the head of a rudderpost in a small boat, to which are attached ropes or cables for steering
10. (Tools) a Y-shaped cable, rope, or chain, used for holding, towing, etc
11. (Historical Terms) (in the ancient world) a symbolic reconstruction of a yoke, consisting of two upright spears with a third lashed across them, under which conquered enemies were compelled to march, esp in Rome
12. a mark, token, or symbol of slavery, subjection, or suffering
13. rare a link, tie, or bond: the yoke of love.
14. (Agriculture) dialect Brit a period of steady work, esp the time during which a ploughman and his team work at a stretch
15. (Tools) Irish any device, unusual object, or gadget: where's the yoke for opening tins?.
16. (Agriculture) (tr) to secure or harness (a draught animal) to (a plough, vehicle, etc) by means of a yoke
17. to join or be joined by means of a yoke; couple, unite, or link
18. (tr) obsolete to oppress, burden, or enslave
[Old English geoc; related to Old High German ioh, Old Norse ok, Gothic juk, Latin iugum, Sanskrit yugam]
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n., pl. yokes for 1,3-20, yoke for 2; n.
1. a device for joining together a pair of draft animals, esp. oxen, usu. consisting of a crosspiece with two bow-shaped pieces, each enclosing the head of an animal. Compare harness (def. 1).
2. a pair of draft animals fastened together by a yoke.
3. something resembling a yoke in form or use.
4. a frame fitting a person's neck and shoulders, for carrying a pair of buckets or the like.
5. an agency of oppression, servitude, etc.
6. an emblem or symbol of subjection, servitude, etc., as an archway under which prisoners of war were compelled to pass by the ancient Romans and others.
7. something that couples or binds together; bond or tie.
8. a viselike piece gripping two parts firmly together.
9. a fitting for the neck of a draft animal for suspending the tongue of a cart, carriage, etc., from a harness.
10. (in an airplane) a double handle, somewhat like a steering wheel in form, by which the elevators are controlled.
11. a crossbar on the head of a rudder, rigged so that a boat can be steered from forward.
12. a shaped and fitted piece in a garment, as at the shoulders or the hips, from which the rest of the garment hangs.
13. an electromagnetic assembly placed around the neck of a cathode-ray tube to produce and control the scanning motion of electron beams inside the tube.v.t.
14. to put a yoke on.
15. to attach (a draft animal) to a plow or vehicle.
16. to harness a draft animal to (a plow or vehicle).
17. to join, couple, link, or unite.
18. Obs. to bring into subjection or servitude.v.i.
19. to be or become joined, linked, or united.
[before 900; Old English geoc, c. Old High German joh, Old Norse ok, Latin jugum, Greek zygón, Skt yugám]
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Yokea 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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Past participle: yoked
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A part of a garment that is fitted around the neck or shoulders and to which the rest of the garment is attached.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
A wooden bar attached by wooden bows to the necks of a pair of draft animals such as oxen. The yoke could then be connected to the implement to be pulled. Yokes tended to choke horses and mules so, for them, Collars and Harness were used. Also, see Neck yoke.
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|Noun||1.||yoke - fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment|
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
tucker - a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
|2.||yoke - an oppressive power; "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination"|
oppression - the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
|3.||yoke - two items of the same kind |
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
|4.||yoke - a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; "pulled by a yoke of oxen"|
pair - two people considered as a unit
|5.||yoke - support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end|
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
|6.||yoke - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together|
|7.||yoke - stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team|
|Verb||1.||yoke - become joined or linked together|
|2.||yoke - link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"|
attach - cause to be attached
|3.||yoke - put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together"|
attach - cause to be attached
inspan - attach a yoke or harness to; "inspan the draft animals"
unyoke - remove the yoke from; "unyoke the cow"
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1. oppression, slavery, bondage, servitude, service, burden, enslavement, serfdom, servility, vassalage, thraldom People are suffering under the yoke of capitalism.
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1. Two items of the same kind together:
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ثَوب فوْق الكَتِفَيْن مُعلَّق بالعُنقنيرنير العُبودِيَّهيَشُد النير الى الثَّورَيْن
beru-/herîastykkiburîartré, vatnsberileggja ok áok, klafiok, klafi, áòján
iejūgtjūgskoka iejūgsnēšiplecu daļa
boyunduruğa vurmakboyundurukelbiseye eklenen üst kısımomuz sırığı
A. N (yokes or yoke (pl))
1. [of oxen] → yunta f; (carried on shoulder) → balancín m, percha f (fig) → yugo m
under the yoke of the Nazis → bajo el yugo de los nazis
to throw off the yoke → sacudir el yugo
under the yoke of the Nazis → bajo el yugo de los nazis
to throw off the yoke → sacudir el yugo
2. (on dress, blouse) → canesú m
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(on dress, blouse etc) → Passe f
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b. (on dress) → sprone m
2. vt (also yoke together) (oxen) → aggiogare
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1. a wooden frame placed over the necks of oxen to hold them together when they are pulling a cart etc. juk نير ярем canga jařmo das Joch åg ζυγόςyugo ike یوغ ies jougעול; אסל जुआ jaram iga kuk ok, klafi giogo くびき 멍애 jungas koka iejūgs (vēršiem) kandar jukspannjarzmo ژغ، ځغ، ژغ، جغ، مريتوب، غلامي: بانكي، داوږوپټۍ، جوړه ( ديوى غويان ): غوټه، ګنډه دوصل كړۍ، تڼۍ، تړون canga jug ярмо jarmo jarem jaram ok เทียมคู่สัตว์เลี้ยงที่ร่วมแอกเดียวกัน boyunduruk 軛 ярмо بیلوں کی گردن پر ڈالا جانے والا لجوا ách 轭
2. a frame placed across a person's shoulders, for carrying buckets etc. juk إطار خَشَبي لِحِمل دِلاء الماء على الكَتِفَيْن хомот canga vahadlo die Schultertrage åg συσκευή που προσαρμόζουμε στους ώμους κπ. για τη μεταφορά φορτίου balancín kaelkoogud یوغ korento palanche אֵסֶל बहंगी obramica „járom” (vízhordáshoz) pikulan burðartré, vatnsberi bicollo, bilanciere 天びん棒 양쪽에 짐을 걸고 메는 막대기 naščiai nēši kandar draagjukåk nosidła ژغ canga cobiliţă коромысло vahadlo jarem stremen ok คานหาบ omuz sırığı 扁擔 коромисло بالٹی وغیرہ میں پانی لانے کے لۓ کسی شخص کے کندھوں پر باندھا گیا دھانچا đòn gánh 扁担
3. something that weighs people down, or prevents them being free. the yoke of slavery. juk نير العُبودِيَّه окови jugo jařmo das Joch åg; byrde ζυγός, σκλαβιάyugo ike نشان بردگی؛ یوغ ies jougעול जुआ jaram, teret rabiga belenggu ok, klafi, áþján giogo 束縛 속박 jungas jūgs belenggu jukåkjarzmo غلامي jugo jug иго, ярмо jarmo jarem ropstvo ok เครื่องผูกมัด boyunduruk 枷鎖 ярмо, іго لوگوں کو دبا کر رکھنے کا کوئی سبب ách 枷锁
4. the part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and round the neck. a black dress with a white yoke. skouerstuk ثَوب فوْق الكَتِفَيْن مُعلَّق بالعُنق яка cabeção sedlo die Passe skulderstykke το τμήμα του ενδύματος γύρω από το λαιμό και τους ώμους canesú passe سرشانه kaulus empiècement כָּתֵף הַבֶּגֶד कंधे का हिस्सा opšiv vállrész kerah beru-/herðastykki sprone 切り替え布 요크(어깨 또는 스커트 윗부분에 안으로 겹쳐 대는 천) perpetė (tērpa) plecu daļa pelepah mendatang schouderstukbærestykke, skulderparti karczek بانكي cabeção guler кокетка sedlo ovratnik okovratnik ok ส่วนที่อยู่รอบๆ ไหล่และข้อมือของเสื้อผ้า elbiseye eklenen üst kısım (女服)肩襠 кокетка چولی cầu vai （女服）上衣的抵肩verb
to join with a yoke. He yoked the oxen to the plough. juk يَشُد النير الى الثَّورَيْن впрягам cangar zapřáhnout anjochen binde ζεύωuncir ikestama وصل کردن؛ یوغ زدن به iestää mettre au joug לִרתוֹם जोतना, जुए में लगाना ujarmiti igába hajt memasang kuk leggja ok á (mettere il giogo a) くびきでつなぐ 멍에로 잇다 pakinkyti iejūgt membubuh kok inspannen legge i spann zaprząc په جغ تړل، سره تړل، يو ځاى كول، واره كول، تړل، سره جوړه كول jungir a pune la jug впрягать в ярмо zapriahnuť vpreči v jarem upregnuti u jaram lägga oket på, spänna för เชื่อมต่อ boyunduruğa vurmak 用軛把…套在一起 впрягати в ярмо لجوے میں جوتنا cài vào ách 把 ... 套上轭
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