Definition of jougs in English:

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jougs

Pronunciation: /jo͞oɡz/

plural noun

historical
A hinged iron collar chained to a wall or post, used in medieval Scotland as an instrument of punishment.

Origin

Late 16th century: from French joug or Latin jugum 'yoke'.

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