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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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And he was escaping a lot of anguish, not by praying for Bill's soul or his own forgiveness, but by the simple process of harnessing a team and dragging a car through the mud.
He went to the inn, where he hired a trap, and could hardly wait during the harnessing.
For Tom-all-Alone's and Lincoln's Inn Fields persist in harnessing themselves, a pair of ungovernable coursers, to the chariot of Mr.