Associations to the word «Harness»


HARNESS, noun. (countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
HARNESS, noun. (countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
HARNESS, noun. (dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
HARNESS, noun. 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.
HARNESS, verb. (transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
HARNESS, verb. (transitive) To capture, control or put to use.
HARNESS BEND, noun. A type of bend knot used to join the ends of two cords. Very useful as it can be tied while maintaining tension in the cords.
HARNESS BENDS, noun. Plural of harness bend
HARNESS CASK, noun. (nautical) A tub lashed to a vessel's deck and containing salted provisions for daily use.
HARNESS CASKS, noun. Plural of harness cask
HARNESS RACING, noun. A form of horse racing in which the horses race in a specified gait, usually pulling two-wheeled carts called sulkies.
HARNESS SADDLE, noun. An element of horse harness which supports the weight of shafts or poles attaching a vehicle to a horse.
HARNESS SADDLES, noun. Plural of harness saddle

Dictionary definition

HARNESS, noun. A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute).
HARNESS, noun. 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.
HARNESS, verb. Put a harness; "harness the horse".
HARNESS, verb. Exploit the power of; "harness natural forces and resources".
HARNESS, verb. Control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse".
HARNESS, verb. Keep in check; "rule one's temper".

Wise words

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