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Definition 1: stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team - [noun denoting artifact]

(yoke is a kind of ...) gear for a horse

Definition 2: fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment - [noun denoting artifact]

(yoke is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

(... is a kind of yoke ) a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress

(... is part of yoke) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 3: a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for yoke in the sense of this definition

(yoke is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

Definition 4: support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end - [noun denoting artifact]

(yoke is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Definition 5: a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke - [noun denoting group]

Samples where yoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pulled by a yoke of oxen

(yoke is a kind of ...) two people considered as a unit

Definition 6: two items of the same kind - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for yoke in the sense of this definition

(yoke is a kind of ...) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

(... is a kind of yoke ) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(yoke is a part of ...) one of a pair

"he lost the mate to his shoe" "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Definition 7: an oppressive power - [noun denoting state]

Samples where yoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • under the yoke of a tyrant
  • they threw off the yoke of domination

(yoke is a kind of ...) the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:

"after years of oppression they finally revolted"

Definition 8: put a yoke on or join with a yoke - [verb of contact]

Samples where yoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Yoke the draft horses together

(yoke is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of yoke ) attach a yoke or harness to

"inspan the draft animals"

(yoke belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 9: link with or as with a yoke - [verb of contact]

Samples where yoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • yoke the oxen together

Synonyms for yoke in the sense of this definition

(yoke is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(yoke belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 10: become joined or linked together - [verb of contact]

(yoke is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(yoke belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

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