yoke


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yoke

1. something resembling a yoke in form or function, such as a frame fitting over a person's shoulders for carrying buckets suspended at either end
2. a part, esp one of relatively thick cross section, that secures two or more components so that they move together
3. a crosshead that transmits the drive of an opposed piston engine from the upper of a pair of linked pistons to the crankshaft through a connecting rod
4. Nautical a crossbar fixed athwartships to the head of a rudderpost in a small boat, to which are attached ropes or cables for steering
5. a Y-shaped cable, rope, or chain, used for holding, towing, etc.
6. (in the ancient world) a symbolic reconstruction of a yoke, consisting of two upright spears with a third lashed across them, under which conquered enemies were compelled to march, esp in Rome
7. Irish any device, unusual object, or gadget

Yoke

An arrangement of members used in formwork which encircles beam or column forms to secure them together and prevent movement.

What does it mean when you dream about a yoke?

A cumbersome wooden collar worn about the neck and closed with a lock and key, in earlier times the yoke was associated with farm animals and with punishment and slavery. The yoke can also have spiritual fulfillment, as when Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

yoke

[yōk]
(architecture)
A horizontal member forming the head of a window frame.
(design engineering)
A clamp or similar device to embrace and hold two other parts.
(electronics)
(electromagnetism)
Piece of ferromagnetic material without windings, which permanently connects two or more magnet cores.
(engineering)
A bar of wood used to join the necks of draft animals for working together.
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(mechanical engineering)
A slotted crosshead used instead of a connecting rod in some steam engines.
(computer science)
Two or more read/write heads that are physically joined together and move as a unit over a disk, so that it is possible to read from or write to adjacent tracks without moving the head.

head jamb, yoke

The horizontal member forming the top of a door opening; a doorhead.

yoke

yoke, 1
1. A horizontal framework around the form work for a column.
2. The horizontal piece forming the head of a window or door frame.
3. In plumbing, a two-way coupling for pipes, in the shape of the letter Y.
4. A yoke vent.

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The control column of a large aircraft, including the control wheel or the ram's horn. Back-and-forth movement of the yoke operates the elevators, whereas sideway movement operates the ailerons.
References in classic literature ?
To put all twenty yoke of us to the big gun as soon as Two Tails trumpets.
We go across the level plain, twenty yoke of us, till we are unyoked again, and we graze while the big guns talk across the plain to some town with mud walls, and pieces of the wall fall out, and the dust goes up as though many cattle were coming home.
They plunged forward in the mud, and managed somehow to run their yoke on the pole of an ammunition wagon, where it jammed.
Then Reynold turned him about to the crowd and shouted: "Hark ye, good people, I have entered the Sheriff's service, and need not the yoke of steers for prize.
All that day did they travel, swaying the yoke upon their necks till the sun went down and darkness was over all the land.
The goddess laid her hand on the yoke of his horses and said, "The son of Tydeus is not such another as his father.
As soon as they were at close quarters he let fly with his bronze spear over the reins and yoke, thinking to take Diomed's life, but Minerva caught the spear in her hand and made it fly harmlessly over the chariot.
The good-looking young woman in clogs, swinging the empty pails on the yoke, ran on before him to the well for water.
All they had to do was yoke their oxen an' go after it, an' the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles to the west, an' all them thousands of miles an' millions of farms just waitin' to be took up.
And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes.
For dawn takes away a third part of your work, dawn advances a man on his journey and advances him in his work, -- dawn which appears and sets many men on their road, and puts yokes on many oxen.
814-818) Again, few know that the twenty-seventh of the month is best for opening a wine-jar, and putting yokes on the necks of oxen and mules and swift-footed horses, and for hauling a swift ship of many thwarts down to the sparkling sea; few call it by its right name.