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Meaning & Definition of Yoke in English

English

Yoke

/joʊk/

noun

1. Fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment

    synonym:
  • yoke

2. An oppressive power

  • "Under the yoke of a tyrant"
  • "They threw off the yoke of domination"
    synonym:
  • yoke

3. Two items of the same kind

    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • pair
  • ,
  • twosome
  • ,
  • twain
  • ,
  • brace
  • ,
  • span
  • ,
  • yoke
  • ,
  • couplet
  • ,
  • distich
  • ,
  • duo
  • ,
  • duet
  • ,
  • dyad
  • ,
  • duad

4. A pair of draft animals joined by a yoke

  • "Pulled by a yoke of oxen"
    synonym:
  • yoke

5. Support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

    synonym:
  • yoke

6. A connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

    synonym:
  • yoke
  • ,
  • coupling

7. Stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team

    synonym:
  • yoke

verb

1. Become joined or linked together

    synonym:
  • yoke

2. Link with or as with a yoke

  • "Yoke the oxen together"
    synonym:
  • yoke
  • ,
  • link

3. Put a yoke on or join with a yoke

  • "Yoke the draft horses together"
    synonym:
  • yoke