Definition of yoke-stick in US English:

yoke-stick

noun

  • 1A wooden bar or collar forming part of a yoke.

  • 2A stick attached to an animal's neck to prevent it from breaking through or leaping over a hedge, fence, etc.

  • 3A bar fitted over the shoulder or shoulders used for carrying pails, etc..

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Corpus Glossary.