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yoke

 [yōk]
1. a connecting structure.
2. jugum.

ju·gum

, pl.

ju·ga

(jū'gŭm, -gă), [TA]
1. A ridge or furrow connecting two points. Synonym(s): yoke [TA]
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

yoke

(yōk)
1. a connecting structure.
2. jugum.

yoke

[yōk]
Etymology: L, jungere, to join
a connector used to link small cylinders of medical gases, such as portable oxygen tanks, to respiratory equipment.

ju·gum

, pl. juga (jū'gŭm, -gă)
1. [TA] A ridge or furrow connecting two points.
Synonym(s): yoke.
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

ju·gum

, pl. juga (jū'gŭm, -gă)
1. [TA] A ridge or furrow connecting two points.
Synonym(s): yoke.
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

yoke,

n 1. something that connects or binds.
n 2. an assembly of metal clamps with adjustable screws that secure the cylinders to the device or reducing valves. They are equipped with nipples that fit snugly into the inlet socket or part of the cylinder valve. In dentistry, used with the nitrous oxide cylinders.

yoke

1. an anatomical connecting structure; a depression or ridge connecting two structures.
2. a primitive device for coupling two or more animals to one vehicle or implement. Usually a wooden bar that sits on the top of the neck with a metal loop to go around the neck of each animal.

yoke muscles
a pair of extraocular muscles.
References in classic literature ?
The yoke snapped with a twang, and they lumbered off together.
Then the big guns came by, and I saw Two Tails and two other elephants harnessed in line to a forty-pounder siege gun, while twenty yoke of oxen walked behind.
said it is now shipping its new control loading flight yoke.
In response to William Hackett Chains strong financial performance and operating platform, Steven Hong, Chairman of YOKE commented: "The culture of YOKE is based on research, product innovation and development with our partners.
With seconds to spare, the 46-year-old pilot switched his right hand to the yoke to regain control, but it was a bumpy landing.
His false left arm was meant to be attached to the aircraft's yoke - used to keep the plane level when auto-pilot is switched off.
The 46-year-old captain's prosthetic was supposed to be attached to the yoke, which is used to keep the plane level, but came loose from a special clamp.
Shortly before, the 46-year-old pilot had checked that his prosthetic lower left arm was securely attached to the yoke clamp which he used to fly the aircraft.
Company's Pail Partner[TM] lifter/transporter's yoke securely holds a plastic or metal pail just below its rigid collar.
In fact, the nations which were previously under the Soviet yoke have wanted to join Nato because they absolutely don't want to suffer the Soviet-built yoke of oppression again.
Black yoke bead Black yoke bead dress, PS60, littlewoods.