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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leash  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leash  \Leash\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leashed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Leashing}.] 
  To  tie  together,  or  hold  with  a  leash. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leash 
  n  1:  a  rope  (or  light  chain)  used  to  restrain  an  animal  [syn:  {tether}, 
  {lead}] 
  2:  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  sum  of  one  and  one  and  one 
  [syn:  {three},  {3},  {III},  {trio},  {threesome},  {tierce}, 
  {troika},  {triad},  {trine},  {trinity},  {ternary},  {ternion}, 
  {triplet},  {tercet},  {terzetto},  {trey},  {deuce-ace}] 
  v  :  fasten  with  a  rope  [syn:  {rope}] 




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