What does the word leash mean?

Usage examples for leash

  1. He was the very picture of suppressed fire, of rampant energies held in leash: the nerves of the face playing like the ripple on water, the whole frame quivering, and the eyes ablaze. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  2. Picking up the leash to fasten it to Toto's collar, with the idea of going for a walk while Mr. Saltus cooled down, was misunderstood by him. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  3. Yet before the leaves fell we had made such progress that when I fastened on his leash and invited him to go to walk, " there did seem in him a kind of joy To hear of it." – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates