yokefellow

[ yohk-fel-oh ]
/ ˈyoʊkˌfɛl oʊ /

noun

an associate or companion, especially at work; partner.
a spouse.
Also yoke·mate [yohk-meyt] /ˈyoʊkˌmeɪt/.

Origin of yokefellow

1520–30; yoke1 + fellow, translation of Greek sýzygos
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Examples from the Web for yokemate

  • 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

archaic a working companion
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