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harness

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrnəs; ˈhɑːnɪs/

Translation of harness in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (for horse) arnés (masculine), arreos (masculine plural), jaeces (masculine plural) to die in harness morir* con las botas puestas or al pie del cañón to get back in harness volver* al yugo, volver* a la rutina to work in harness trabajar en equipo
    Example sentences
    • He was diminutive, and how he managed to lift the heavy harness on the draught horses for ploughing was more than I could understand.
    • Iron components of the chariot were found in a good state of preservation, including the two wheel rims and hub - hoops, the yoke fittings, harness and horse bits.
    • I went about my usual morning routine, feeding Angel Wing and the pull horses, and putting on the harnesses for the carts.
    1.2 countable/numerable (straps — for baby) arnés (masculine), correas (feminine plural); (— on parachute) arnés (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The second was that I refused to allow myself to be harnessed to a particular parent on a climbing wall.
    • The assistant who was about a nineteen-year-old boy helped us into the harness as we strapped on our helmets.
    • The Doctor rambled on, as he checked the leads from the computer to the harness strapped tight to Tanj's head.
    1.3 countable/numerable
    (safety harness)
    arnés (masculine) de seguridad

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (put harness on) [horse] enjaezar*, ponerle* los arreos or el arnés a they harnessed the donkey to the cart engancharon el burro al carro 1.2 (utilize) [power/energy/resources] aprovechar, utilizar*

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