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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.
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Only the one wheel-dog remained, and Daylight harnessed the Indian and himself to the sled.
The commissary having been buried with all the decorations suitable to the service (the whole team of proprieties were harnessed to his hearse, and they all had feathers and black velvet housings with his coat of arms in the corner), Mrs General began to inquire what quantity of dust and ashes was deposited at the bankers'.
A HEIFER saw an Ox hard at work harnessed to a plow, and tormented him with reflections on his unhappy fate in being compelled to labor.