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yoke

yoke

 
 
pronunciation:
yok
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device used to join together a pair of work animals. A yoke is made up of a wooden bar with two U-shaped ends that fit around the animals' heads.
 
similar words:
collar, harness, oxbow
definition 2: a pair of draft animals joined by this device.
The farmer used a yoke of oxen to plow his fields.
synonyms:
pair, team
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: yoked, yokes, yoking
definition: to attach to a plow, wagon, or some other machine or vehicle.
We yoked the horses to the wagon for a ride through the fields.
synonyms:
hitch
similar words:
collar, couple, fasten, harness, tie
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word yolk (a part of an egg)? Yoke and yolk sound alike but have different meanings.