Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: yoke
Yoke: An early name for the steering mechanism when steering was achieved with the help of tackle connected to the tiller. Also a name used for when a boat was steered by two ropes leading from the stern to a small cross-bar attached to the top of the rudder.
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