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Noun: harness  haa(r)-nus [N. Amer], haa(r)-nis [Brit]
  1. A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
  2. Stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
Verb: harness  haa(r)-nus [N. Amer], haa(r)-nis [Brit]
  1. (animal husbandry) put a harness
    "harness the horse";
    - tackle
  2. Exploit the power of
    "harness natural forces and resources"
  3. Control and direct with or as if by reins
    "harness a horse";
    - rein in, draw rein, rein
  4. Keep in check
    "harness one's temper";
    - rule, rein

Derived forms: harnessing, harnesses, harnessed

Type of: attach, command, control, exploit, hold back, keep, keep back, restrain, saddlery, stable gear, support, tack, tap

Antonym: unharness

Part of: chute, parachute

Encyclopedia: Harness, Illinois