un·​har·​ness | \ ˌən-ˈhär-nəs How to pronounce unharness (audio) \
unharnessed; unharnessing; unharnesses

Definition of unharness

transitive verb

: to remove a harness from unharness a horse

Examples of unharness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That defensive line’s prowess, in turn, unharnessed the secondary. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "The costume fits: 49ers are Super Bowl contenders," 31 Oct. 2019 If a child is placed in the stroller unharnessed, his or her body could pass through the opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller and become entrapped at the neck. Jasmin Radoncic, Good Housekeeping, "Recall Alert: Graco Strollers," 20 Oct. 2010 If unharnessed, this planetary face-off could result in unpleasant power struggles. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What This Week's Horoscope Means for You," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unharness

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Unharness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unharness. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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