Leash (?), n. [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse, F. laisse, LL.laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]


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

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

A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.


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Leash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Leashing.]

To tie together, or hold, with a leash.


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