Fetter vs Yoke - What's the difference?

fetter | yoke |


As nouns the difference between fetter and yoke

is that fetter is a chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural) while yoke is a bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

As verbs the difference between fetter and yoke

is that fetter is to shackle or bind up with fetters while yoke is to link or to join.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fetter

English

(wikipedia fetter)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural) .
  • (figurative) Anything that restricts or restrains.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1675 , author=John Dryden , title=Aureng-zebe , section=Prologue citation , passage=Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=6 citation , passage=He looks upon study as an odious' ' fetter ; his time is spent in the open air, climbing the hills or rowing on the lake.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1910 , year_published=2012 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Erwin Rosen , title=In the Foreign Legion , chapter=Prolog citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=That was the turning-point of my life. I broke my fetters , and I fought a hard fight for a new career … }}

    Synonyms

    (chains on legs) * leg irons

    Hyponyms

    (chain binding generally) * handcuff, handcuffs * leg irons * manacle, manacles * shackle, shackles

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To shackle or bind up with fetters
  • To restrain or impede; to hamper.
  • Derived terms

    * unfetter

    Hyponyms

    * handcuff * manacle * shackle

    yoke

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • A yearling bullock to thy name shall smoke, / Untamed, unconscious of the galling yoke .
  • A pair (of animals, especially oxen).
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke XIV:
  • And another sayd: I have bought fyve yooke of oxen, and I must goo to prove them, I praye the have me excused.
  • 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 ,
  • [...] 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.
  • (bodybuilding) Well-developed muscles of the neck and shoulders.
  • * 2010 , Jim Wendler, "Build an NFL Neck", Men's Fitness (April), page 73.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • (Gardner)
  • A portion of the working day.
  • to work two yokes , i.e. to work both morning and afternoon
    (Halliwell)
  • (informal, Ireland) A miscellaneous object; a gadget.
  • Synonyms

    * (aviation) control wheel

    Derived terms

    * pass under the yoke * under the yoke

    Verb

    (yok)
  • To link or to join.
  • *
  • Muriel and Benjamin yoked themselves into an old governess-cart and did their share.
  • To unite, to connect.
  • * Bible, 2 Corinthians vi. 14
  • Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers.
  • To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
  • * Milton
  • Then were they yoked with garrisons.
  • * Hudibras
  • The words and promises that yoke / The conqueror are quickly broke.

    Derived terms

    * yoke together