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yokefellow

[yohk-fel-oh] /ˈyoʊkˌfɛl oʊ/
noun
1.
an associate or companion, especially at work; partner.
2.
a spouse.
Also, yokemate
[yohk-meyt] /ˈyoʊkˌmeɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of yokefellow
1520-1530
1520-30; yoke1 + fellow, translation of Greek sýzygos
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  • I noticed later that he always looked at people sidewise, as a work-horse does at its yokemate.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for yokemate

yokefellow

/ˈjəʊkˌfɛləʊ/
noun
1.
(archaic) a working companion
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