noun, plural yokes for 1, 3–20, yoke for 2.
- the time during which a plowman and team work without stopping; a period of plowing.
- a measure or area of land equal to over 50 but less than 60 acres.
verb (used with object), yoked, yok·ing.
verb (used without object), yoked, yok·ing.
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Origin of yoke1
OTHER WORDS FROM yokeyoke·less, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective
Words nearby yoke
Example sentences from the Web for yoked
But does South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford really deserve to be yoked to David Vitter, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and John Ensign?
The Man returned home, yoked up his oxen, put a cask in the cart, and went to the wood for the honey.The Russian Grandmother's Wonder Tales|Louise Seymour Houghton
It is drawn by buffaloes, yoked and harnessed as in the case of the plough.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
When the former were employed, they were yoked to a "rack," set midway on the axle of two large wheels.When Life Was Young|C. A. Stephens
But Automedon and Alcimus, harnessing the steeds, yoked them; and beautiful collars were upon them.
To each of their chariots were yoked two spotted deer and one swift-footed, never-wearying red deer as leader.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie