AHD3American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd Edition
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Lash means "To secure or bind, as with a rope, cord, or chain," says AHD3.
For example, AHD3 stands apart from all others, says the publisher, because of its "500-Plus Usage Notes and comments - many with Usage Panel opinions - which deal not only with grammar, diction, and style but also with new usage issues of the nineties, such as gender, ethnicity, sexual Preference, and the new jargon.
The Usage Panel, a resource unique to American Heritage dictionaries for 25 years, remains a central feature of the AHD3.