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Other Leash Definition

[n] restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
[v] fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely"

Misc. Definitions

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

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