harness: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (här'nis), [key]
- the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal. Cf. yoke (def. 1).
- (on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the warp is drawn and which, in combination with another such frame or other frames, forms the shed and determines the woven pattern.
- the equipment, as straps, bolts, or gears, by which a large bell is mounted and rung.
- armor for persons or horses.
- See(def. 2).
- After his illness he longed to get back in harness.
- engaged in one's usual routine of work:After his illness he longed to get back in harness.
- together as cooperating partners or equals:Joe and I worked in harness on our last job.
- to put a harness on (a horse, donkey, dog, etc.); attach by a harness, as to a vehicle.
- to bring under conditions for effective use; gain control over for a particular end: to harness water power; to harness the energy of the sun.
- to array in armor or equipments of war.
- harness (Thesaurus)