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Part of speech: Noun

A wooden frame to couple oxen together for work; a frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying a bucket, etc., hanging from each end; a band or piece of cloth cut to fit the shoulders or hips to support a garment; that which binds or connects; a bond or tie; a mark or sign of slavery; hence, bondage; two animals yoked together; as, a yoke of oxen; also, a couple, or a pair that work together.

Part of speech: Verb

To put a yoke on; as, to yoke oxen; to tie together; to couple; to place a yoke upon; hence, to enslave or confine.

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