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harness

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɑː.nəs/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/
a piece of equipment with straps and belts, used to control or hold in place a person, animal, or object: a safety harness a baby harness a parachute harnessCords, ropes, cables and string

harness

verb [T] uk   /ˈhɑː.nəs/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/
to put a harness on a horse, or to connect a horse to a vehicle using a harnessFastening and tying to control something, usually in order to use its power: There is a great deal of interest in harnessing wind and waves as new sources of power.Controlling and being in charge
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