Pole vs Yoke - What's the difference?

pole | yoke |

As nouns the difference between pole and yoke

is that pole is pole while yoke is a bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.

pole

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) pole, pal, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
• Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
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• (angling) A type of basic fishing rod.
• A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
• (slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
• (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).
• (auto racing) Pole position.
• (analysis) a singularity that behaves like $\frac\left\{1\right\}\left\{z^n\right\}$ at $z = 0$

Antonyms

* (analysis) root, zero
Derived terms
(terms derived from pole) * flagpole * maypole * poleaxe * pole vault

Verb

(pol)
• To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
• Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
• To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
• He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
• To furnish with poles for support.
• to pole beans or hops
• To convey on poles.
• to pole hay into a barn
• To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
• Etymology 2

From (etyl) pole, .

Noun

(en noun)
• Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
• A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
• (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
• (electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
• (complex analysis) For a meromorphic function $f\left(z\right)$: a point $a$ for which $f\left(z\right) \rightarrow \infty$ as $z \rightarrow a$.
• The function $f\left(z\right) = \frac\left\{1\right\}\left\{z-3\right\}$ has a single pole at $z = 3$ .
• (obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
• * Milton
• shoots against the dusky pole
Antonyms
* (complex analysis) zero
Derived terms
* polar * polarity * dipole * monopole * north pole * south pole * poles apart * polestar, pole star * pole vault

Verb

(pol)
• To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.

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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