Language: Old English
Origin: geoc


1 noun
yoke1 [countable]
1TA a wooden bar used for keeping two animals together, especially cattle, when they are pulling heavy loads
2TZ a frame that you put across your shoulders so that you can carry two equal loads which hang from either side of it

the yoke of something

literary something that restricts your freedom, making life difficult:
the yoke of tradition
4DCC a part of a skirt or shirt just below the waist or collar, from which the main piece of material hangs in folds

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