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harness

har·ness

harness

 
 
pronunciation:
har nihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set of straps by which a work animal is attached to a cart, carriage, or plow. The harness is used to control and guide the animal.
similar words:
bridle, halter, yoke
definition 2: something that looks or acts like such a set of straps.
If you parachute, make sure your harness is in perfect shape.
similar words:
straps
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: harnessed, harnesses, harnessing
definition 1: to put a harness on.
The farmer harnessed the horse to the plow.
similar words:
bridle, yoke
definition 2: to bring under control and make ready for use.
The city will harness the river to produce electricity.
similar words:
bridle, channel, control, rein in
derivation: harnesser (n.)
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