Definition of “yoke” - English Dictionary

“yoke” in British English

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yokenoun [ C ]

uk /jəʊk/ us /joʊk/

yokeverb

uk /jəʊk/ us /joʊk/

(Definition of “yoke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“yoke” in American English

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yokenoun [ 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

(Definition of “yoke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)