Definition of yokemate in English:

yokemate

noun

  • A person or thing closely linked or associated with another in some way, as a spouse, a workmate, etc.; compare yokefellow. Also occasionally literal: a draught animal coupled with another in a yoke.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stapleton (1535–1598), Roman Catholic theologian. From yoke + mate.

Pronunciation

yokemate

/ˈjəʊkmeɪt/