[ yohk ]
/ yoʊk /

noun, plural yokes for 1, 3–20, yoke for 2.

verb (used with object), yoked, yok·ing.

verb (used without object), yoked, yok·ing.

to be or become joined, linked, or united.

Origin of yoke

before 900; (noun) Middle English yok(e), Old English geoc; cognate with Dutch juk, German Joch, Old Norse ok, Latin jugum, Greek zygón, Hittite yugan, Sanskrit yuga; (v.) Middle English yoken, Old English geocian, derivative of the noun

Related forms

yoke·less, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective
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/ (jəʊk) /

noun plural yokes or yoke


Derived Forms

yokeless, adjective

Word Origin for yoke

Old English geoc; related to Old High German ioh, Old Norse ok, Gothic juk, Latin iugum, Sanskrit yugam
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Medicine definitions for yoked


[ yōk ]


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