The definition of a harness is a system of belts, straps or fabric to hold a person or animal down.(noun)
An example of harness is a bar that comes over riders on a roller-coaster.
Harness is defined as to strap or belt someone or something down, or to bring under control for a purpose.(verb)
See harness in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME harneis < OFr, armor < ON *hernest, military supplies < herr, army, akin to harry + nest, provisions
See harness in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English harnes
Origin: , from Old French harneis
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see nes-1 in Indo-European roots.
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