1) Part of the gear by which oxen or horses were attached to a plough or wain, the harness and chains.
1481 meo duo plaustra ... cum aratris et jugis et temez ferreis, Featherstone
1485 j sokke et j culter viijd, iiijor temes iijs, Ripon
1544 ij oxen iij iron teymes, Scriven
1561 all my plow geare and wayne geare with yokes and teames, Denton
1634 the ploughs and plough gear, harrows and sleds, 2 teames, Elmswell.