Definition Of harness


a set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draft animal is fastened to a cart, plow, etc., and is controlled by its driver.

He was diminutive, and how he managed to lift the heavy harness on the draught horses for ploughing was more than I could understand.

control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy.

attempts to harness solar energy

put a harness on (a horse or other draft animal).

Two horses were harnessed to a small cart that rattled along near the back of the single-file.

Example Of harness

  • A flight attendant helped me fasten my flight harness .

  • All the same, these conditions have long proved impossible to sustain in physicists attempts to harness nuclear fusion for energy generation.

  • Among the discoveries was the rich burial of a young man, buried with weapons, vessels of wood and bronze, and horse harness , his horse buried alongside in a separate grave.

  • As soon as he strapped his harness around him, he felt the transition as Costanza deactivated the artificial gravity field.

  • attempts to harness solar energy

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