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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.

yoke

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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.
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Hardwoods such as elm, hickory or maple are necessary for heavy-use yokes, as they do not split easily, but pine and other woods can be used for light duty yokes or smaller training yokes.
The pilot's control yoke (p/n 3538006035) was found cracked.
For pulling, you merely need a single yoke with two traces, but the yoke must fit properly, with the hitch points putting the traces far enough out from the shoulders and body that they will not rub on the animal.
The following year the shoulder yoke was adopted and this became a regular feature of the shirts until 1929.
The Yoke Shopper is one of several innovative products that will be promoted by the Welsh Assembly Government at this year's International Exhibition of Inventors in Geneva next week.
Chuck Yoke, the son of Marshall and Harriet, was one of the region's first grocers to add full-service delis, pharmacies, and floral departments to his store, during the 1960s.
The yoke is about 8 inches long with a wall thickness tapering to 0.
An FAA spokesman said Monday he did not know whether the yoke was covered by any of the directives.
To place things into perspective, let us say that for the manganese bronze yoke casting in Fig.
The key items made are deflection yokes for color picture tubes and flyback transformers for TV sets.