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.

As a verb yoke is

to link or to join.

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{1}{z^n} at z = 0
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    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(z): a point a for which f(z) \rightarrow \infty as z \rightarrow a.
  • The function f(z) = \frac{1}{z-3} 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.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    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