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File:German Shepherd Dog sitting leash.jpg
Dog on a leash.
File:Surf Leash.JPG
Surf leash.

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From Middle English leesshe, leysche, lesshe, a variant of more original lease < Middle English lees, leese, leece, lese, from Old French lesse (modern French laisse), from Latin laxa (thong, a loose cord), feminine form of laxus (loose); cf lax.

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Singular
Leash

Plural
leashes

Leash (plural leashes)
  1. (US) A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
  2. A brace and a half; a tierce.
  3. A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
  4. A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
  5. (surfing) A leg rope.
    1980: Probably the idea was around before that, but the first photo of the leash in action was published that yearAs Years Roll By (1970's Retrospective), Drew Kampion, Surfing magazine, February 1980, page 43. Quoted at surfresearch.com.au glossary[1].

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Infinitive
to Leash

Third person singular
leashes

Simple past
leashed

Past participle
leashed

Present participle
leashing

to Leash (third-person singular simple present leashes, present participle leashing, simple past and past participle leashed)
  1. To fasten or secure with a leash.
  2. (figuratively) to curb, restrain

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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