1. a connection, like a clamp or vise, between two things so they move together
Example : The yoke between the parts was firm after the glue dried.
2. two items of the same kind
Example : The third broke, but we still have a yoke.
3. to link with or as with a yoke
Example : You will need to yoke the oxen together.
4. stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
Example : The oxen were used to pulling the plow with the yoke.
5. fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
Example : The tailor had to patch the yoke of my shirt.
6. support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
Example : The farmer carried buckets of water with a yoke back to the house.
7. a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
Example : The wagon was pulled by a yoke of oxen.
8. an oppressive power
Example : The populace was under the yoke of a tyrant.
9. to put a yoke on or join with a yoke
Example : The peasant yoked the horse after putting its blinders on.
10. to become joined or linked together
Example : We were yoked before competing in the three-legged race.
11. the control mechanism for an aircraft
Example : The pilot pulled back on the yoke to straighten out the plane's path.
Translation for "yoke"
yoke meaning in Spanish : yugo yoke meaning in German : Joch yoke meaning in Russian : иго yoke meaning in Portuguese : jugo yoke meaning in Chinese : 轭 yoke meaning in Japanese : ヨーク yoke meaning in Tamil : நுகத்தடி yoke meaning in Arabic : نير yoke meaning in Turkish : boyunduruk yoke meaning in Hindi : घोड़े का अंसबंध yoke meaning in Telugu : కాడి yoke meaning in French : joug