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.
Origin of yoke1
Synonyms for yoke
Examples from the Web for yoking
Contemporary Examples of yoking
Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo then sought to bring the hulking Garner down by yoking him around the neck.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of yoking
The yoking of oxen is decidedly not matter for a flying smile to a boy.
Then the inspanning, the yoking up of the oxen again, and the start once more.Diamond Dyke
George Manville Fenn
During this conversation, Beechnut had been busily employed in yoking up the oxen.Stuyvesant
The mode of yoking the animals is as simple as can well be conceived.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
I watch this process of yoking the bullocks with much curiosity.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
noun plural yokes or yoke
Word Origin for yoke
Old English geocian, from yoke (n.). Related: Yoked; yoking.
Old English geoc "yoke," earlier geoht "pair of draft animals," from Proto-Germanic *yukam (cf. Old Saxon juk, Old Norse ok, Danish aag, Middle Dutch joc, Dutch juk, Old High German joh, German joch, Gothic juk "yoke"), from PIE *jugom "joining" (see jugular). Figurative sense of "heavy burden, oppression, servitude" was in Old English.