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yoke1 British & World English

A wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull

yoke2 British & World English

A thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify

in yoke1 British & World English

A pair of animals yoked together

yoke English Thesaurus

the horses were loosened from the yoke

ox-yoke British & World English

A yoke used for draught oxen. Also (occasionally) in extended use.

hog yoke British & World English

A wooden frame placed around a hog's neck to prevent it pushing its way through hedges, fences, etc. (now rare).

pig yoke British & World English

A frame of wood put around a pig's neck to prevent it from getting through hedges.

Scotch yoke British & World English

A mechanism for converting steady circular motion into linear simple harmonic motion, comprising a crank bearing a pin which, as the crank revolves, slides in a straight slot constrained to move backwards and forwards along a straight line in a plane at right angles to the plane of the slot.