Definitions for: Leash

[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.
To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

Synonyms: 3, deuce-ace, III, lead, rope, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tether, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika

See Also: bind, constraint, digit, figure, restraint, rope in, tie

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