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harness Tweet Definition of harness Like Definition of harness on Facebook
  1. (countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  2. (countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
verb (harness, es)
  1. (transitive) to place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain
They harnessed the horse to the post.
  1. (transitive) to capture, control or put to use
Imagine what might happen if it were possible to solar energy fully.
hauberk Tweet Definition of hauberk Like Definition of hauberk on Facebook
noun (plural: hauberks)
  1. (Armor) A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless.
  • 1786: The hauberk was a complete covering of mail from head to foot. It consisted of a hood, joined to a jacket with sleeves, breeches, stockings and shoes of double chain mail, to which were added gauntlets of the same construction. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 14.
  • 1909: The hauberk was to the Norman what the byrnie was to the Saxon, the chief method of bodily defence. — Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65.
    Helm Tweet Definition of Helm Like Definition of Helm on Facebook
    1. The only named wind in the British Isles. Blows westward form the Pennine fells over Cumbria and is often accompanied by a line of clouds on top of the hills called the Helm Bar.
    helmet Tweet Definition of helmet Like Definition of helmet on Facebook
    1. A protective head covering.
    heraldic Tweet Definition of heraldic Like Definition of heraldic on Facebook
    1. (heraldry): of, or relating to heraldry or heralds
    heraldry Tweet Definition of heraldry Like Definition of heraldry on Facebook
    noun (heraldr, ies, -)
    1. (uncountable) The profession or art of devising, granting and blazoning coat of arms, coats of arms, tracing genealogies and ruling on questions of protocol or rank
    Rouge Dragon Pursuivant is a specialist in at the College of Arms.
    1. (countable) An armorial ensign along with its history and description
    2. (uncountable) pageantry, Pageantry
    Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful .
    hurt Tweet Definition of hurt Like Definition of hurt on Facebook
    1. (archaic) a wound or pain
      • 1605, I have received a . " William Shakespeare, King Lear III.vii
    verb (hurts, hurting, hurt)
    1. (intransitive) to be painful
    2. (transitive) to cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury
    3. (transitive) to cause (somebody) emotional pain
    1. wounded, physically injured
    2. pained

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