verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of harness
Examples from the Web for harness
The protests so far have relied on a small group of core organizing bodies to harness broad but diffuse support.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1870, the very Germanically-named August Ruengling fixed a harness for a circus rider and obtained free passes for his family.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1899, with a three hundred dollar investment, they opened a small saddlery and harness shop.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether or not guayusa is a product of selective breeding, the Kichwa have learned to harness its power.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
London may as well also require that cabbies master the art of saddling a horse and mending a harness.
The truth is, that we need both the discipline of harness and the abundant nourishment of the free pasture.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
I wanted him to turn out a set of harness, and take the cow and the sap troughs.The Pioneers|James Fenimore Cooper
Philippe was not cold; he perspired in his harness, dreading further questions.Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac
They may harness her talents and her willingness in founding Swadeshi Sabha and organising Swadeshi propaganda on a sound basis.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
So when the little mare trotted away still calling to him, he kicked off his harness and galloped delightedly after her.Stories from Northern Myths|Emilie Kip Baker
British Dictionary definitions for harness
Derived Formsharnesser, nounharnessless, adjectiveharness-like, adjective
Word Origin for harness
Idioms and Phrases with harness
see die with one's boots on (in harness) in harness.