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double harness

  1. harness for a pair of horses.
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  1. in double harness, Informal. married.
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Origin of double harness

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for double harness

Historical Examples

  • It's the thoroughbreds that sweat when they're backed into double-harness.

    The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Decidedly, Liszt was not made for stepping in double-harness.

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker

  • I never thought of it before—which goes to show that this double-harness business puts a different face on 'most everything.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair