to strip of harness; detach the harness from (a horse, mule, etc.).
to divest of armor, as a knight or warhorse.
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How to use unharness in a sentence
So Mr. George and Rollo dismounted, and the hostlers came out from the stable to unharness the horses.Rollo in Holland | Jacob Abbott
O Maruts, you have rejoiced in it clearly, put down then all anger and unharness your horses!Sacred Books of the East | Various
Men unharness the steeds from his triumphal car, and draw him in triumph through the flower-garlanded streets.Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
"You needn't unharness," shouted Mrs. Failing, for Stephen was approaching the carriage.The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
Nor was there time to unharness the animal, but he was detached by summarily cutting the harness.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
British Dictionary definitions for unharness
to remove the harness from (a horse, etc)
archaic to remove the armour from
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