A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
* Alexander Pope
A pair (of animals, especially oxen).
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke XIV:
- A yearling bullock to thy name shall smoke, / Untamed, unconscious of the galling yoke .
A frame made to fit the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying a pair of buckets, etc., one at each end of the frame.
A frame worn on the neck of an animal, such as a cow, pig, or goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
(figuratively) A burden; something which represses or restrains a person.
A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it.
The part of a shirt that stretches over the shoulders, usually made out of a doubled piece of fabric. Or, a pair of fabric panels on trousers (especially jeans) or a skirt, across the back of the garment below the waistband.
* 1913 ,
- And another sayd: I have bought fyve yooke of oxen, and I must goo to prove them, I praye the have me excused.
(bodybuilding) Well-developed muscles of the neck and shoulders.
* 2010 , Jim Wendler, "Build an NFL Neck", Men's Fitness (April), page 73.
- [...] this city child was dressed in what was then called the "Kate Greenaway" manner, and her red cashmere frock, gathered full from the yoke , came almost to the floor.
(aviation) The column-mounted of an aircraft.
(electronics) The electro-magnetic coil that deflects the electron beam in a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube).
(nautical) A fitting placed across the head of the rudder with a line attached at each end by which a boat may be steered. In modern use it is primarily found in sailing canoes and kayaks.
(agriculture, dated, uncommon) An alternative name for a cowpoke.
(glassblowing) A Y-shaped stand used to support a blowpipe or punty while reheating in the glory hole.
(engineering) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
A tie securing two timbers together, not used for part of a regular truss, but serving a temporary purpose, as to provide against unusual strain.
(dressmaking) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
The amount of land ploughed in a day by a pair of oxen.
- Nothing says you're a dedicated lifter and true athlete more than a massive yoke —that is, the muscles of the neck, traps, and rear delts.
A portion of the working day.
- to work two yokes , i.e. to work both morning and afternoon
(informal, Ireland) A miscellaneous object; a gadget.
* (aviation) control wheel
* pass under the yoke
* under the yoke
To link or to join.
To unite, to connect.
* Bible, 2 Corinthians vi. 14
- Muriel and Benjamin yoked themselves into an old governess-cart and did their share.
To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
- Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers.
- Then were they yoked with garrisons.
- The words and promises that yoke / The conqueror are quickly broke.
* yoke together
Anything that encircles the neck.
#The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
#*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar .
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#A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
#A chain worn around the neck.
#A similar detachable item.
#A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
#A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
#A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
(lb) Any encircling device or structure.
#(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
#(lb) A ring or cincture.
#(lb) A collar beam.
#(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
(lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
(lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
(lb) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
* bottle collar
* change collars
* choke collar
* collar stud
* collared lizard
* dog collar
* equity collar
* Eton collar
* feel someone's collar
* flea collar
* floatation collar
* head collar
* hot under the collar
* interest rate collar
* mandarin collar
* Peter Pan collar
* rain collar
* Roman collar
* sailor collar
* shawl collar
* storm collar
* Vandyke collar
* white-collar crime
* wing collar
To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
To place a collar on, to fit with one.
To seize, capture or detain.
To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
(law enforcement) To arrest.
(figuratively) To bind in conversation.
- Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
(BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
- I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.