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yoke

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Etymology

Old English ġeoc, from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm. Cognate with Latin iugum (English jugular), Sanskrit युग (yugá), yoke, team), Old Church Slavonic иго (igo) (Russian иго), Persian یوغ (yogh). Compare yoga.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to yoke

Third person singular
yok

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to yoke (third-person singular simple present yok, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to link or to join
  2. to unite, to connect

Noun

Singular
yoke

Plural
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yoke ({{{1}}})
  1. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
  2. (figuratively) A burden; something which represses or restrains a person.
  3. The electro-magnetic coil that deflects the electron beam in a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube).
  4. (nautical) A fitting placed across the head of the rudder with a line attached at each end by which a boat may be steered. In modern use it is primarily found in sailing canoes and kayaks.
  5. Common misspelling of yolk
  6. The part of a shirt that stretches over the shoulders, usually made out of a doubled piece of fabric. Or, a pair of fabric panels on trousers (especially jeans) or a skirt, across the back of the garment below the waistband.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An undefined object, a gadget.
  8. (aviation) The column-mounted control wheel of an aircraft.

Synonyms

aviation

Translations

electromagnetic coil
nautical yoke

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