straps or a harness and strap used to assist and control a child who is learning to walk
excessive guidance or restraint
- Leading rating
noun 1. a rank in the Royal Navy comparable but junior to that of a corporal in the army
[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/ plural noun 1. strings for leading and supporting a child learning to walk. 2. excessively restraining guidance: His parents tried to keep him in leading strings, but he finally married and moved away.
[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/ noun, Music. 1. the seventh degree of a diatonic scale; subtonic.
[lee-ding wind] /ˈli dɪŋ ˈwɪnd/ noun, Nautical. 1. a wind abeam or on the quarter, especially one strong enough to be a good sailing wind.