An example of a leash is a device for walking a dog.
1980: Probably the idea was around before that, but the first photo of the leash in action was published that year "” As Years Roll By (1970's Retrospective), Drew Kampion, Surfing magazine, February 1980, page 43. Quoted at surfresearch.com.au glossary.
An example of leash is to put a dog on a cord or strap for walking down the street.
- To control; curb; restrain.
- To be impatient to have freedom from restraint.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of leash
- Middle English lees, lesh from Old French laisse from laissier to let go lease
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition