What is a yoke?
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1. a wooden frame with a bar put across the necks of two animals to hold them together so that they can be worked as a team
2. a pair of animals joined by a yoke
3. a frame fitting over a person's shoulders for carrying buckets
4. an oppressive force or burden
5. a fitted part of a garment to which a fuller part is attached
A crossbar with two U-shaped pieces that encircle the necks of a pair of oxen or other draft animals working together.|
pl., yoke or yokes A pair of draft animals, such as oxen, joined by a yoke.
A bar used with a double harness to connect the collar of each horse to the pole of a wagon or coach.
A frame designed to be carried across a person's shoulders with equal loads suspended from each end.
Nautical A crossbar on a ship's rudder to which the steering cables are connected.
A clamp or vise that holds a machine part in place or controls its movement or that holds two such parts together.
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.
Something that connects or joins together; a bond or tie.
Electronics A series of two or more magnetic recording heads fastened securely together for playing or recording on more than one track simultaneously.
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.
The condition of being subjugated by or as if by a conqueror; subjugation or bondage: 14th-century Russia under the Tartar yoke; the yoke of drug addiction.
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