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Noun: yoke  yowk
  1. Fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  2. An oppressive power
    "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination"
  3. Two items of the same kind
    - couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
  4. A pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
    "pulled by a yoke of oxen"
  5. Support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
  6. A connection (like a clamp or vice) between two things so they move together
    - coupling
  7. Stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  8. (aviation) a control wheel used to control attitude and roll on some fixed-wing aircraft
    "when the yoke is pulled back the nose of the aircraft rises"
Verb: yoke  yowk
  1. (animal husbandry) become joined or linked together
  2. (animal husbandry) Join with or as if with a yoke
    "yoke the oxen together";
    - link
  3. (animal husbandry) put a yoke on or join with a yoke
    "Yoke the draft horses together"

Sounds like: yours, yok

Derived forms: yoking, yokes, yoked

Type of: 2, attach, cloth, conjoin [formal], connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], deuce, fabric, II, join, material, oppression, pair, saddlery, stable gear, support, tack, textile, two

Antonym: unyoke

Part of: garment

Encyclopedia: Yoke