Unharness \Un*har"ness\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + harness.] 1. To strip of harness; to loose from harness or gear; as, to unharness horses or oxen. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To disarm; to divest of armor. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unharness — index disencumber, extricate, parole Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unharness — mid 15c., divest of armor, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + HARNESS (Cf. harness) (v.). Cf. Du. ontharnassen to disarm. Meaning to free (a horse) from harness is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unharness — [unhär′nis] vt. 1. Archaic to remove the armor from (a knight, etc.) 2. to remove the harness or gear from …   English World dictionary

  • unharness — transitive verb Date: 1562 to remove a harness from < unharness a horse > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unharness — /un hahr nis/, v.t. 1. to strip of harness; detach the harness from (a horse, mule, etc.). 2. to divest of armor, as a knight or warhorse. [1400 50; ME onharnesen. See UN 2, HARNESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • unharness — verb a) to remove the harness from a horse etc b) (by extension) to liberate …   Wiktionary

  • unharness — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. unbuckle, unstrap, unfasten; see unhitch …   English dictionary for students

  • unharness — v. remove a harness; remove armor; release …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unharness — verb remove a harness from (an animal) …   English new terms dictionary

  • unharness — un·harness …   English syllables

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