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4 definitions found
 for leash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leash \Leash\ (l[=e]sh), n. [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse,
     F. laisse, LL. laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]
     1. A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a person may
        hold or restrain an animal, such as a falconer holding his
        hawk, or a courser his dog. For dogs and cats, the leash
        is commonly attached to a collar around the neck of the
        animal.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash. --Shak.
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     2. (Sporting) 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.
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              [I] kept my chamber a leash of days.  --B. Jonson.
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              Then were I wealthier than a leash of kings.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     3. (Weaving) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp
        threads, in a loom.
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     To keep (a person) on a short leash to maintain close
        control over the activities of (a person).
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leash \Leash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leashed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Leashing.]
     To tie together, or hold, with a leash.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  leash
      n 1: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to
           restrain an animal [syn: leash, tether, lead]
      2: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
         [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce,
         leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary,
         ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-
         ace]
      3: a figurative restraint; "asked for a collar on program
         trading in the stock market"; "kept a tight leash on his
         emotions"; "he's always gotten a long leash" [syn: collar,
         leash]
      v 1: fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely" [syn: rope,
           leash]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "leash":
     Oregon boat, anchor, band, bandage, belt, bend, bilbo, bind,
     bind up, bond, bonds, brace, bridle, bundle, camisole, chain,
     chains, cinch, clover, collar, cuffs, deuce-ace, do up, enchain,
     entrammel, fasten, fetter, gag, gird, girdle, girt, girth, gyve,
     gyves, halter, hamper, handcuff, handcuffs, hobble, hobbles,
     hog-tie, hopple, hopples, irons, lace, lash, leading strings,
     make fast, manacle, moor, muzzle, peg down, picket, pillory,
     pin down, pinion, put in irons, reins, restrain, restraint,
     restraints, rope, secure, set of three, shackle, shamrock, splice,
     stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket,
     stranglehold, strap, swaddle, swathe, tercet, ternary, ternion,
     terzetto, tether, three, threesome, tie, tie down, tie up, tierce,
     trammel, trammels, trefoil, trey, triad, trialogue, triangle,
     tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron, trilogy, trimester, trine,
     trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong, triple crown, triple threat,
     triplet, triplopy, tripod, triptych, trireme, triseme, triskelion,
     trisul, triumvirate, triunity, trivet, troika, truss, wire, wrap,
     wrap up, yoke
  
  

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