A yoke, (noun) is a device, carried over the shoulder, to carry heavy loads. An other use is for punish or arrest.
Yoke, (Tahari) Edit
"There is little leather at Klima," said T'Zshal. "There are few water bags. Those that exist are of one talu. They are guarded"
Water at Klima is generally carried in narrow buckets, on wooden yokes, with dippers attached, for the slaves. A talu is approximately two gallons. A talu bag is a small bag. It is the sort carried by a nomad herding verr afoot in the vicinity of his camp. Bags that small are seldom carried in caravan, except at the saddles of scouts.
Book 10, Tribesmen of Gor: Page 242
Two men, with yoke bags, falling before their body, on each side, stepped forward.
"We sewed together several talu bags," said T'Zshal, "to make these."
. . .
"Cut the stake from his wrist," he said. It was done. Then he turned to another guard, one with a one-talu bag, who had been one of the men who had watched us, when we had been staked out. "Give them water," he said."
Book 10,Tribesmen of Gor: Pages 266 - 267
Yoke (for slave or girl) Edit
yoke, girl (noun): a narrow piece of wood with holes drilled in the middle and at each end; to secure a girl in this yoke a thong is tied around one wrist the end of the thong then being passed through the hole in one end of the yoke; thong is then passed through the middle hole of the yoke wrapped around the girl's neck then passed back out through the same hole after which it is passed through the hole at the other end of the yoke so that her other wrist may be tied to the yoke
Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 196 and 197
Yoke (Silver / Tharna) Edit
yoke, silver (noun); In Tharna , male slaves are brought into the presence of the Tatrix in a yoke made of solid silver, presumably to show the Tharnan's contempt for riches. The yoke itself was valuable enough to be the ransom of an Ubar.
Several pairs of strong hands seized me, and I caught a glimpse of a heavy, curved, silverish object. I tried to rise but was pressed down, my face to the stone. A heavy object, thick as a hinged beam, was thrust beneath and over my throat. My wrists were held in position, and the device closed on my throat and wrists. With a sinking sensation I heard the snap of a heavy lock.
"He's yoked," said a voice.
Book 2, Outlaw of Gor: Page 9
My senses reeled, my body, tortured by the weight of the silver yoke, now wrapped in the flames of the whip, shook with uncontrollable agony.
Book 2, Outlaw of Gor: Page 102
In spite of the yoke I struggled to a cross-legged sitting position, and shook my head. In the food pan I saw half a loaf of coarse bread. Yoked as I was, there was no way to pick it up and get it to my mouth. I might crawl to it on my belly, and if my hunger were great enough, I knew I must, but the thought angered me. The yoke was not simply a device to secure a man, but to humiliate him, to treat him as if he were a beast.
Book 2, Outlaw of Gor: Page 102
Yoke (North) Edit
yoke, northern (noun), a narrow piece of wood or bone with holes drilled in the middle and at each end; to secure a slave / slave girl in this yoke a thong is tied around one wrist the end of the thong then being passed through the hole in one end of the yoke; thong is then passed through the middle hole of the yoke wrapped around the girl's neck then passed back out through the same hole after which it is passed through the hole at the other end of the yoke so that her other wrist may be tied to the yoke
She was dressed, save for her bondage strings, in much the same way as most of the women of the red hunters, bare-breasted, with high boots and panties. Thistle, however, behind her, was naked, in a northern yoke and on a leather leash. The northern yoke is either of wood or bone, and is drilled in three places. The one Thistle wore was of wood. It was not heavy. It passed behind her neck at which point one of the drilled holes occurred. The other two holes occurred at the terminations of the yoke. A leather strap is knotted about the girl's wrist, passed through the drilled hole at one end of the yoke, usually that on her left, taken up through the hole behind the neck, looped twice about her neck, threaded back down through the center hole, taken up through the other hole at the end, usually the one at her right, and tied about her right wrist. She is thus fastened in the yoke. From each end of the yoke hung a large sack.
Book 12, Beasts of Gor: Page 197