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yoke

noun [C]  us   /joʊk/
(esp. in the past) a wooden bar fastened over the necks of two animals, esp. cattle, and connected to a vehicle or load that they are pulling fig. Yoke can also refer to something that unfairly limits freedom: the yoke of slavery
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