From (etyl) pole, pal, from (etyl) .
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 at
* See also
* (analysis) root, zero
(terms derived from pole)
* pole vault
To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
- Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
To furnish with poles for support.
- He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
To convey on poles.
- to pole beans or hops
To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
- to pole hay into a barn
From (etyl) pole, .
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 : a point for which as .
(obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
- The function has a single pole at .
- shoots against the dusky pole
* (complex analysis) zero
* north pole
* south pole
* poles apart
* polestar, pole star
* pole vault
To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.
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