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Dictionary definition for: Yoke

1. (n) fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment

2. (v) become joined or linked together

3. (n) an oppresssive power; "under the yoke of a tyrant" "they threw off the yoke of domination"

4. (v) link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"

5. (n) two items of the same kind

6. (v) put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together"

7. (n) a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke; "pulled by a yoke of oxen"

8. (n) support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

9. (n) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

10. (n) stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team

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