Leash, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Leashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Leashing.] To tie together, or hold, with a
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
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
[I] kept my chamber a leash of
days. B. Jonson.
Then were I wealthier than a leash of
3. (Weaving) A string with a loop at
the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.