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unharness Syllabification: un·har·ness
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈhärnəs/

Definition of unharness in English:

verb

[with object]
Remove a harness from (a horse or other animal).
Example sentences
  • They unharnessed the horses and pulled his curricle away to celebrate.
  • If you're headed off into deep, unpacked snow for a backcountry excursion, unharness your pet, for deeper snow requires too much extra effort for pulling.
  • On the command of both kings the horses of both chariots were unharnessed.

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