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Webster's Dictionary

Yoke

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(1):

(n.) A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

(2):

(n.) A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.

(3):

(n.) A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence.

(4):

(n.) A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell.

(5):

(v. i.) To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.

(6):

(n.) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.

(7):

(n.) 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.

(8):

(n.) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.

(9):

(n.) A clamp or similar piece that embraces two other parts to hold or unite them in their respective or relative positions, as a strap connecting a slide valve to the valve stem, or the soft iron block or bar permanently connecting the pole pieces of an electromagnet, as in a dynamo.

(10):

(n.) A crosspiece upon the head of a boat's rudder. To its ends lines are attached which lead forward so that the boat can be steered from amidships.

(11):

(n.) Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.

(12):

(n.) A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.

(13):

(n.) Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.

(14):

(n.) A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.

(15):

(v. t.) To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.

(16):

(v. t.) To couple; to join with another.

(17):

(v. t.) To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.

(18):

(n.) A frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke.

(19):

(n.) The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Yoke'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/y/yoke.html. 1828.

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