Adjective "yoking" definition and examples

(Yoking may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/jəʊk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull.
  1. 'The god told him that he would meet a cow that had never borne the weight of a yoke or plough.'
  2. 'The yoke was fastened to the pole with a complex of knots so thoroughly tangled that it was impossible to unravel.'
  3. 'Most of us choose to live under the yoke of economic oppression.'
  4. 'To those of us who have resented the yoke of parental tyranny, that doesn't sound so bad.'
  5. 'The yearning of the poor that the Independence of the country and the shedding of the yoke of an oppressive colonial past would bring wealth or at least a little more prosperity to them, still remain an unfulfilled dream.'
  6. 'If it brings about democratic progress, why is it a bad thing for people to throw off the yoke of tyranny and decide that they want to control their own futures?'
  7. 'The term is an antiquated yoke of oppression, politically, culturally and socially.'
  8. 'This is a time full of lessons for those who day to day languish under the oppressive yoke of capitalism.'
  9. 'Fifty three years ago India shook off the yoke of British imperialism and became independent.'
  10. 'Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed.'
  11. 'The gang tries to throw off the yoke of racist oppression and control their own destinies.'
  12. 'Sure, they may have chafed under the yoke of being Jimi's ‘sidemen’, but he simply never had any better.'
  13. 'Roman troops experienced the humiliation of having to walk like slaves under a yoke of spears after their defeat at the Caudine Forks.'
A part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which the main part of the garment is attached.
  1. 'The club wore green guernseys with a red yoke, which was also distinctive.'
  2. 'Foam usually isn't recommended for use on lightweight fabrics; however, it can be used in the yoke or neckline area of form-fitting garments.'
  3. 'Eliminate the collar and finish the neckline edge with the yoke lining according to the pattern guidesheet.'
  4. 'Consider embroidering little trains or sailboats on overalls, or teddy bears or bunnies on the yoke of a dress.'
  5. 'He doesn't own any shiny suits with Western yokes in the back.'
  6. 'Teresa was wearing a simple gown of emerald green with a white yoke and a black bow just below her throat.'
A frame fitting over the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying pails or baskets.
  1. 'By day he was working in a limestone quarry, carrying buckets of stones on a yoke.'
The crossbar of a rudder.
    A control lever in an aircraft.
    1. 'Not only do many pilots find the small stick to be more comfortable and ergonomic, but the lack of a standard yoke frees up all the space in front of the pilot for an unobstructed view of the instruments.'
    2. 'The engines were run up to 2500 rpm with the yokes held hard back and both men clinging to the bucking columns.'
    3. 'That part of the preflight where we bring the yoke all the way back just isn't happening.'
    4. 'It still had sticks, rather than control yokes, and got most of its performance out of its light weight.'
    5. 'The control yoke must be held fully rearward to maintain the stall.'
    6. 'He turned his yoke to the right to try to bring the left wing up but received no response.'
    7. 'Get the yoke back and either ride it out or add power and fly out of it.'

    verb

    Put a yoke on (a pair of animals); couple or attach with or to a yoke.
    1. 'Because Cassius is yoked to him both in love and their deadly and momentous endeavour, he is a tragic hero too, powerless against the unbending resolve of Brutus to do what philosophy, not opportunity, dictates.'
    2. 'The two cannot go together, and is akin to yoking a horse and a camel together.'
    3. 'Mismatched yet yoked together, they make a striking pair.'
    4. 'Somehow, she had full multimedia elements, which she had yoked together in just a few days.'
    5. 'Yet, in this instance, women evidently yoked custom to modernity in order to circumvent a Christian prohibition.'
    6. 'The Warsaw Pact was part of a bigger imperial arrangement for yoking the East European armies to the Soviet high command.'
    7. 'A virtual initiation rite in postwar Italy, this is Domenico's chance to yoke himself to secure, predictable manhood.'
    8. 'History is yoked with an amazing skill to personal lives.'
    9. 'The second thing to consider is the very nature of the discipleship yoked upon God's people in Christ.'
    10. 'Unfortunately, it is not always, or even usually, possible to yoke self-interest into such a self-enforcing mechanism to promote moral ideals.'
    11. 'His montage was designed around the yoking of disparate objects.'
    12. 'Privatization is an economic tool inexorably yoked to politics.'
    13. 'I think in the end my concerns of "unequal yoking" would have outweighed the free publicity such a venture generates.'

    noun

    A thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify.

      More definitions

      1. a device for joining together a pair of draft animals, especially oxen, usually consisting of a crosspiece with two bow-shaped pieces, each enclosing the head of an animal.Compare harness (def 1).

      2. a pair of draft animals fastened together by a yoke: five yoke of oxen.

      3. something resembling a yoke or a bow of a yoke in form or use.

      4. a frame fitting the neck and shoulders of a person, for carrying a pair of buckets or the like, on

      More examples(as adjective)

      "stickstorms can be yoking."

      Origin

      (yoke)Early 20th century: of unknown origin.