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English definition of “harness”

harness

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhɑːnɪs/
FOR HORSES a set of straps fastened around a horse's body and connecting it to a vehicle that it will pullCords, ropes, cables and string
FOR PEOPLE a set of strong, flat ropes that fasten equipment to your body or fasten you to a vehicle to prevent you from moving too much: All climbers must wear safety harnesses and helmets.Cords, ropes, cables and string
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