200 pxA harness on a capybara



  • A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  • A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
  • The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
  • The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  • Equipment for any kind of labour.



  • From Middle English harneys, harnes, harneis, harnais, herneis, from Anglo-Norman harneis and Old French hernois, believed to be from Old Norse *hernest, from Old Norse herr + nest. More at harry.

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