There are 2 definitions of York in English:


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Pronunciation: /jɔːk
  • A city in North Yorkshire, northern England, on the River Ouse; population 136,900 (est. 2009). The Romans occupied the site, known as Eboracum, from ad 71 until about ad 400; in ad 867 it was taken by the Vikings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is noted for its magnificent cathedral, York Minster.


from Danish Jorvik.

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There are 2 definitions of York in English:


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Pronunciation: /jɔːk


[with object] Cricket
  • (Of a bowler) bowl out (a batsman) with a ball that pitches under the bat: Hudson was finally yorked by Benjamin
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    • Lewry kept pitching the ball on middle stump, yorking Mark Ealham and Swann.
    • Davies had a big slice of fortune when he was yorked by Chris Holt with the score on 14, only for the umpire to signal no-ball.
    • Australia's only other success came when Brett Lee yorked Indian captain Saurav Ganguly for 16.


late 19th century: back-formation from yorker.