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Definitions of Leash

Pronunciation : Leash
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse, F. laisse, LL.laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]
Definition : 1. A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog. Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash. Shak.

2. (Sporting)

Defn: A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general. [I] kept my chamber a leash of days. B. Jonson. Then were I wealthier than a leash of kings. Tennyson.

3. (Weaving)

Defn: A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Leash
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

t. [imp. & p. p. Leashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Leashing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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