yokefellow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yoke +‎ fellow

Noun[edit]

yokefellow (plural yokefellows)

  1. (archaic) A companion.
    • 1882, Edward Augustus Freeman, The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First‎
      ...till new grounds of quarrel had arisen between the two unequal yokefellows who were at last fully coupled together.
    • 1922, James Ezra Darby, Jesus, an economic mediator: God's remedy for industrial and international ills
      Brain and hand, and means and muscle, are true yokefellows in modern industrialism. Without the inventor, there could be no machinery...
    • 1999, David E Garland, Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel‎
      Jesus treats his disciples as yokefellows rather than as camels and donkeys to be loaded down (23:4).