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 of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke.
4) n. - A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
5) n. - A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell.
6) 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.
7) n. - A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
8) 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.
9) n. - A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
10) n. - Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.
11) n. - A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
12) n. - Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
13) n. - The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.
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) v. i. - To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
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