Definitions

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  • n. A companion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as yokefellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as yokefellow.

Etymologies

yoke +‎ mate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Page 26 income than was good for him — seeing that the per diem then paid Congressmen was altogether insufficient — and during the earlier days of his sojourn in the national capital he cut a wide swath; his principal yokemate in the pleasures and dissipations of those times being Franklin Pierce, at first a representative and then a senator from New Hampshire.

    Marse Henry : an autobiography,

  • I noticed later that he always looked at people sidewise, as a work-horse does at its yokemate.

    My Antonia

  • Here our roads parting, I took leave of my beloved companion and true yokemate Samuel Eastburn, and reached home the 10th of eighth month, where I found my family well.

    VII. 1760

  • Hardy were hurrying their horses through, when the youngest dog, nose to the ground and tugging his yokemate along, let go a cry of discovery and began to dig furiously under a bottom rail.

    The Flower of the Chapdelaines

  • My immediate yokemate on the States was John Savage, "Jack," as he was commonly called; a brilliant Irishman, who with Devin Reilley and John

    Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography

  • Congressmen was altogethr insufficient -- and during the earlier days of his sojourn in the national capital he cut a wide swath; his principal yokemate in the pleasures and dissipations of those times being Franklin Pierce, at first a representative and then a senator from New Hampshire.

    Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography

  • Ready for prompt action, he bent toward his yokemate, and whispered imperiously:

    Joshua — Volume 5

  • A yokemate for Jerome, according to Sylvie, meant a stupid, rich and ugly girl who would let herself be governed.

    The Celibates

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