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Harness meaning

harness - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. put a harness; " harness the horse"
  2. 2. control and direct with or as if by reins; " rein a horse"
  3. 3. Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.
  4. 4. The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.
  5. 5. The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  6. 6. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.
  7. 7. Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
  8. 8. To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
  9. 9. Armor; equipments of a horse.
  10. 10. To put harness on.

harness - examples of usage

  1. Nobody would refuse a bit of harness in a case like this. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. As the Bishop struggled back up the bank, the little man looked up from his inspection of his harness and said ruefully: " Dat's bad, M'sieur l'Eveque. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Another farmer had bought some new silver- mounted harness, and so on, through all the village gossip. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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