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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yoke  \Yoke\  (y[=o]k),  n.  [OE.  yok,  [yogh]oc,  AS  geoc;  akin  to 
  D.  juk,  OHG.  joh,  G.  joch,  Icel.  &  Sw  ok  Dan.  aag,  Goth. 
  juk,  Lith.  jungas,  Russ.  igo,  L.  jugum,  Gr  zy`gon,  Skr. 
  yuga,  and  to  L.  jungere  to  join  Gr  ?,  Skr.  yui.  [root]109, 
  280.  Cf  {Join},  {Jougs},  {Joust},  {Jugular},  {Subjugate}, 
  {Syzygy},  {Yuga},  {Zeugma}.] 
  1.  A  bar  or  frame  of  wood  by  which  two  oxen  are  joined  at  the 
  heads  or  necks  for  working  together. 
  A  yearling  bullock  to  thy  name  shall  smoke,  Untamed, 
  unconscious  of  the  galling  yoke.  --Pope. 
  Note:  The  modern  yoke  for  oxen  is  usually  a  piece  of  timber 
  hollowed,  or  made  curving,  near  each  end  and  laid  on 
  the  necks  of  the  oxen,  being  secured  in  place  by  two 
  bows,  one  inclosing  each  neck,  and  fastened  through  the 
  timber.  In  some  countries  the  yoke  consists  of  a  flat 
  piece  of  wood  fastened  to  the  foreheads  of  the  oxen  by 
  thongs  about  the  horns. 
  2.  A  frame  or  piece  resembling  a  yoke,  as  in  use  or  shape. 
  a  A  frame  of  wood  fitted  to  a  person's  shoulders  for 
  carrying  pails,  etc.,  suspended  on  each  side  as  a 
  milkmaid's  yoke. 
  b  A  frame  worn  on  the  neck  of  an  animal,  as  a  cow,  a 
  pig,  a  goose,  to  prevent  passage  through  a  fence. 
  c  A  frame  or  convex  piece  by  which  a  bell  is  hung  for 
  ringing  it  See  Illust.  of  {Bell}. 
  d  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. 
  e  (Mach.)  A  bent  crosspiece  connecting  two  other  parts 
  f  (Arch.)  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. 
  g  (Dressmaking)  A  band  shaped  to  fit  the  shoulders  or 
  the  hips,  and  joined  to  the  upper  full  edge  of  the 
  waist  or  the  skirt. 
  3.  Fig.:  That  which  connects  or  binds;  a  chain;  a  link;  a 
  bond  connection. 
  Boweth  your  neck  under  that  blissful  yoke  .  .  . 
  Which  that  men  clepeth  spousal  or  wedlock. 
  This  yoke  of  marriage  from  us  both  remove.  --Dryden. 
  4.  A  mark  of  servitude;  hence  servitude;  slavery;  bondage; 
  Our  country  sinks  beneath  the  yoke.  --Shak. 
  My  yoke  is  easy,  and  my  burden  is  light.  --Matt.  xi 
  5.  Two  animals  yoked  together;  a  couple;  a  pair  that  work 
  I  have  bought  five  yoke  of  oxen,  and  I  go  to  prove 
  them  --Luke  xiv. 
  6.  The  quantity  of  land  plowed  in  a  day  by  a  yoke  of  oxen. 
  [Obs.]  --Gardner. 
  7.  A  portion  of  the  working  day  as  to  work  two  yokes,  that 
  is  to  work  both  portions  of  the  day  or  morning  and 
  afternoon.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  {Neck  yoke},  {Pig  yoke}.  See  under  {Neck},  and  {Pig}. 
  {Yoke  elm}  (Bot.),  the  European  hornbeam  ({Carpinus 
  Betulus}),  a  small  tree  with  tough  white  wood,  often  used 
  for  making  yokes  for  cattle. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yoke  \Yoke\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  joined  or  associated;  to  be  intimately  connected;  to 
  consort  closely;  to  mate. 
  We  'll  yoke  together,  like  a  double  shadow.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yoke  \Yoke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Yoked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  put  a  yoke  on  to  join  in  or  with  a  yoke;  as  to  yoke 
  oxen,  or  pair  of  oxen. 
  2.  To  couple;  to  join  with  another.  ``Be  ye  not  unequally 
  yoked  with  unbelievers.''  --2  Cor.  vi  14. 
  Cassius,  you  are  yoked  with  a  lamb.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  enslave;  to  bring  into  bondage;  to  restrain;  to 
  Then  were  they  yoked  with  garrisons.  --Milton. 
  The  words  and  promises  that  yoke  The  conqueror  are 
  quickly  broke.  --Hudibras. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yoke  \Yoke\,  n.  (Chiefly  Mach.) 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  fitted  part  at  the  top  of  a  garment 
  2:  two  items  of  the  same  kind  [syn:  {couple},  {doubleton},  {pair}, 
  {twosome},  {twain},  {brace},  {span},  {couplet},  {distich}, 
  {duo},  {duet},  {dyad},  {duad}] 
  3:  a  wooden  frame  across  the  shoulders  that  enables  a  person  to 
  carry  buckets  hanging  from  each  end 
  4:  connects  two  things  so  they  move  together  [syn:  {coupling}] 
  5:  joins  two  draft  animals  at  the  neck  so  they  can  work 
  v  1:  become  joined  or  linked  together 
  2:  link  with  or  as  with  a  yoke;  "yoke  the  oxen  together"  [syn: 
  3:  put  a  yoke  on  join  with  a  yoke;  of  draft  animals;  "Yoke  the 
  draft  horses  together"  [ant:  {unyoke}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Fitted  on  the  neck  of  oxen  for  the  purpose  of  binding  to 
  them  the  traces  by  which  they  might  draw  the  plough,  etc  (Num. 
  19:2;  Deut.  21:3).  It  was  a  curved  piece  of  wood  called  _'ol_. 
  (2.)  In  Jer.  27:2;  28:10,  12  the  word  in  the  Authorized 
  Version  rendered  yoke"  is  _motah_,  which  properly  means  a 
  "staff,"  or  as  in  the  Revised  Version,  "bar." 
  These  words  in  the  Hebrew  are  both  used  figuratively  of  severe 
  bondage,  or  affliction,  or  subjection  (Lev.  26:13;  1  Kings  12:4; 
  Isa.  47:6;  Lam.  1:14;  3:27).  In  the  New  Testament  the  word 
  yoke"  is  also  used  to  denote  servitude  (Matt.  11:29,  30;  Acts 
  15:10;  Gal.  5:1). 
  (3.)  In  1  Sam.  11:7,  1  Kings  19:21,  Job  1:3  the  word  thus 
  translated  is  _tzemed_,  which  signifies  a  pair,  two  oxen  yoked 
  or  coupled  together,  and  hence  in  1  Sam.  14:14  it  represents  as 
  much  land  as  a  yoke  of  oxen  could  plough  in  a  day  like  the 
  Latin  _jugum_.  In  Isa.  5:10  this  word  in  the  plural  is 
  translated  "acres." 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  YOKE,  n.  An  implement,  madam,  to  whose  Latin  name  _jugum_,  we  owe 
  one  of  the  most  illuminating  words  in  our  language  --  a  word  that 
  defines  the  matrimonial  situation  with  precision,  point  and  poignancy. 
  A  thousand  apologies  for  withholding  it 

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