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Harness

Harness

WordNet



noun


(1)   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
(2)   A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

verb


(3)   Keep in check
"Rule one's temper"
(4)   Exploit the power of
"Harness natural forces and resources"
(5)   Put a harness
"Harness the horse"
(6)   Control and direct with or as if by reins
"Rein a horse"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  2. A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.

Verb



  1. to place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain
    They harnessed the horse to the post.
  2. to capture, control or put to use
    Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.