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harness

 [har´nes]
a support device used to immobilize a body part or hold it in position.
Pavlik harness a device used correct hip dislocations in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, consisting of a set of straps that hold the hips in flexion and abduction.

harness

/har·ness/ (hahr´nis) the combination of straps, bands, and other pieces that forms the working gear of a draft animal, or a device resembling such gear.
Pavlik harness  a device used to correct hip dislocations in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, consisting of a set of straps that hold the hips in flexion and abduction.

harness

(har′nĕs)
In postamputation rehabilitation, the part of an upper extremity prosthesis that fits around the shoulder and back to permit mechanical control of the terminal device and hold the socket firmly around the stump.

harness

a series of leather or webbing straps fitted together like the skeleton of a garment. Used to attach the draft animal to a waggon or a buggy, even to a saddle or a marking crayon or chin ball harness.

harness galls
cutaneous plaques of fibrous tissue where harness rubs.
References in classic literature ?
The first time they put the full harness with all its chains on my back I stood on my forelegs and kicked every bit of it off.
One night Kotuko the dog, who had been unusually sullen in harness, leaped up and pushed his head against Kotuko's knee.
If I cannot harness you," said the Witch to the Lion, speaking through the bars of the gate, "I can starve you.
With it and the harness which you may select there will be no more handsomely accoutred warrior in all Zodanga.
At sight of me their long-swords flashed from the harness at their sides, but I raised my hand in a gesture of restraint.
He woke him up, told him to harness, and went into the passage.
Thuvia of Ptarth saw only strangers--warriors in the harness of Dusar.
The others agreed readily to this sensible suggestion, and at once the boy began to harness Jim to the buggy.
I thought it was Shea returning to speak with me on some matter of tomorrow's work; but when I raised my eyes to the doorway that connects the two rooms I saw framed there the figure of a bronzed giant, his otherwise naked body trapped with a jewel-encrusted harness from which there hung at one side an ornate short-sword and at the other a pistol of strange pattern.
Nikita, the only one of Vasili Andreevich's labourers who was not drunk that day, ran to harness the horse.
Also, he was learning to drive dogs and to train dogs; while the puppies themselves were being broken in to the harness.
If they say, 'Charley, come, let us start for hell,' I will harness the dogs, and snap the whip, and start for hell.