/liʃ / (say leesh)

1. a lead for a dog.
2. Sport a set of three, as of hounds.
verb (t)
3. to secure or hold by or as by a leash.
{Middle English lees, lese, from Old French laisse, from Latin laxa, feminine of Latin laxus loose, lax}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

(for holding a dog or a hawk) / (greyhounds, etc.), ,

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