Definition of yoke-skey in US English:

yoke-skey

noun

  • Either of a pair of wooden bars passing through an ox-yoke at either side of an animal's neck, to which the neck straps are fixed; = "skey". Compare also "jukskei".

Origin

Early 19th century. Apparently from South African Dutch jukschei jukskei, with remodelling of the first element after yoke.