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har·ness

harness

 
 
pronunciation:
har nihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in harness
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set of connected straps and other parts by which a wheeled vehicle, such as a cart or carriage, is attached to a draft animal and by means of which the animal is guided and controlled.
He put the harness on the horse and hitched up the wagon.
synonyms:
traces
similar words:
bridle, halter, restraint, yoke
definition 2: something that resembles such an assemblage of straps.
The parachutist tightened her harness.
similar words:
restraint, straps
definition 3: the frame on a loom used to raise and lower the warp threads.
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phrase: in harness
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harnesses, harnessing, harnessed
definition 1: to put a harness on (an animal).
The stable boy harnessed the horse.
similar words:
bridle, halter, yoke
definition 2: to bring under control and make ready for use.
They will harness the power of the river to produce electricity.
similar words:
bridle, channel, control, rein in, tame
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derivation: harnesser (n.)
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