Definition of hog yoke in US English:

hog yoke

(also hog's yoke)


  • 1A wooden frame placed around a hog's neck to prevent it pushing its way through hedges, fences, etc. (now rare).

  • 2(Nautical) a quadrant (now historical).


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tusser (c1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet.