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
synonym study for yoke
OTHER WORDS FROM yokeyokeless, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective
Definition for yoke (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for yoke
Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo then sought to bring the hulking Garner down by yoking him around the neck.
She and Claes tilled their field together, yoking themselves like oxen to the plough.The Legend of Ulenspiegel|Charles de Coster
At first sight there would seem to be no great harm in yoking the beast to cart or plough.Beast and Man in India|John Lockwood Kipling
In yoking the two together the yoke is first placed on the neck of the off ox and the near ox is invited to come under.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
The yoking of oxen, though difficult, is nothing compared with the working of oxen.
Stuyvesant looked on, watching the operations carefully, in order to see how the work of yoking up was done.Stuyvesant|Jacob Abbott