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YACHT to YOKE
YACHT
YARD
To brace the YARDS
To square the YARDS
DOCK-YARD
YAW
YAWL
YEOMAN
YOKE


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YOKE

YOKE, a name formerly given to the tiller, when communicating with two blocks or sheaves affixed to the inner end of the tiller. It is now applied to a small board or bar which crosses the upper end of a boat's rudder at right angles, and having two small cords extending from its opposite extremities to the stern-sheets of the boat, whereby the is steered as with a tiller.


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