Definition of leash
- keeping spending on a tight leash
put a dog on a leash
Dogs must be kept on a leash while in the park.
The dog saw a cat and was straining at its leash trying to get at it.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a long, thin piece of rope, chain, etc., that is used for holding a dog or other animal
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