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Meaning of YERK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yerk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yerked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Yerking}.] [See {Yerk}.]
    1. To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick
       or strike suddenly; to jerk.
             Their wounded steeds . . . Yerk out their armed
             heels at their dead masters.          --Shak.
    2. To strike or lash with a whip. [Obs. or Scot.]
  2. \Yerk\, v. i.
    1. To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.
             They flirt, they yerk, they backward . . . fling.
    2. To move a quick, jerking motion.
  3. \Yerk\, n.
    A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.
Computing Dictionary

(After Yerkes Observatory) An object-oriented language based on a forth kernel with some major modifications. It was originally known as neon, developed and sold as a product by kriya systems from 1985 to 1989. Several people at The university of chicago have maintained Yerk since its demise as a product. Because of possible trademark conflict they named it Yerk, which is not an acronym for anything, but rather stands for Yerkes Observatory, part of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of C.

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