What does the word yoke mean?

Usage examples for yoke

  1. It is time indeed that German influence be felt, in order that British yoke may be cast off for good and all. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. It seems to me you know a wonderful lot of fool things that ain't so, and I can't yoke up with 'em. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  3. If Coonrod 'll mind his own business, and do what I want him to, he'll have yoke enough to bear. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells