Yodler to Youth
(Yo"dler) n. One who yodels.
(||Yo"ga) n. [Skr. yoga union.] A species of asceticism among the Hindoos, which consists in
a complete abstraction from all worldly objects, by which the votary expects to obtain union with the
universal spirit, and to acquire superhuman faculties.
(Yo"gi) n. [Skr. yogin.] A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic. [Spelt also yokin.] Whitworth.
(Yo"icks) interj. (Hunting) A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.
(Yoit) n. (Zoöl.) The European yellow-hammer. [Prov. Eng.]
(||Yo"jan) n. [Skr. yojana.] A measure of distance, varying from four to ten miles, but usually
about five. [India] [Written also yojana.]
(Yoke) n. [OE. yok, &yoghoc, AS. geoc; akin to D. juk, OHG. joh, G. joch, Icel. & Sw. ok,
Dan. aag, Goth. juk, Lith. jungas, Russ. igo, L. jugum, Gr. zy`gon, Skr. yuga, and to L. jungere
to join, Gr. Skr. yui. &radic109, 280. Cf. Join, Jougs, Joust, Jugular, Subjugate, Syzygy, Yuga,
1. A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
A yearling bullock to thy name shall smoke,Pope.
Untamed, unconscious of the galling yoke.
The modern yoke for oxen is usually a piece of timber hollowed, or made curving, near each end, and
laid on the necks of the oxen, being secured in place by two bows, one inclosing each neck, and fastened
through the timber. In some countries the yoke consists of a flat piece of wood fastened to the foreheads
of the oxen by thongs about the horns.
2. A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape. Specifically: (a) A frame of wood fitted to a
person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke. (b) A frame
worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence. (c) A
frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell. (d) A crosspiece upon
the head of a boat's rudder. To its ends lines are attached which lead forward so that the boat can be
steered from amidships. (e) (Mach.) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts. (f) (Arch.) A tie
securing two timbers together, not used for part of a regular truss, but serving a temporary purpose, as
to provide against unusual strain. (g) (Dressmaking) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips,
and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
3. Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.
Boweth your neck under that blissful yoke . . .Chaucer.
Which that men clepeth spousal or wedlock.
This yoke of marriage from us both remove.Dryden.
4. A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
Our country sinks beneath the yoke.Shak.
My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.Matt. xi. 30.
5. Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them.Luke xiv. 19.
6. The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen. [Obs.] Gardner.