noun plural but singular in construction
\ ˈjügz \
also joug\ ˈjüg \

Definition of jougs

: an iron collar fastened to a wall or post and used in Scotland as a pillory

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History and Etymology for jougs

alteration of earlier jogis, jougis, perhaps modification of Middle French joug yoke, from Latin jugum

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“Jougs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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