Harness Har"ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harnessed} (-n[e^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harnessing}.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. [1913 Webster]

Harnessed in rugged steel. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

A gay dagger, Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

3. To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Harnessed to some regular profession. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

{Harnessed antelope}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Guib}.

{Harnessed moth} (Zo["o]l.), an American bombycid moth ({Arctia phalerata} of Harris), having, on the fore wings, stripes and bands of buff on a black ground. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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