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Definition of "leash" []

  • A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check. (noun)
  • Control or restraint: emotions kept in leash. (noun)
  • A set of three animals, such as hounds. (noun)
  • A set of three. (noun)
  • To restrain with or as if with a leash. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leash" in a sentence
  • "And a leash is absolutely required if you want to walk your dog in a neighborhood."
  • "Right now, Jasper's leashed, and the handle of his leash is attached to my ankle."
  • "What part about "leash" is it these people don't understand?"