"harness" in the noun sense
a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
"harness" in the verb sense
1. harness, tackle
put a harness
"harness the horse"
exploit the power of
"harness natural forces and resources"
3. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein
control and direct with or as if by reins
"rein a horse"
4. rule, harness, rein
keep in check
"rule one's temper"
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