from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A yoke which touches or surrounds the carrier's neck, rather then just resting on the shoulders.


neck + yoke (Wiktionary)


  • The neckyoke is a mere bar of wood fastened to the pole, and the cart is heavy and ungainly.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • Her loose gown of filmy black was adorned by a narrow neckyoke of red metallic fabric; two freehanging ribands of the same material, jeweled and embroidered, fell from the front and rear of the yoke.

    The Golden Torc

  • The bull is harnessed with a short neckyoke and a saddle on his back, which bears a close resemblance to the riding saddle of the Cossack.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • Its harness consists of a neckyoke of wood fastened to the thills of the two-wheeled cart.

    The Critic in the Orient


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