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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Leash


LEASH, noun [Latin laqueus.]

1. A thong of leather, or long line by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.

2. Among sportsmen, a brace and a half; tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks and hares.

3. A band wherewith to tie any thing.

LEASH, verb transitive To bind; to hold by a string.