1) A thong, a strap or a chain, part of the plough-team’s harness, apparently a regional form of ‘lainer’.
1534 Item a pare wayne laynes and iij yrne temes , Long Liversedge
1551 a copple of yokes with the laynes, a ploughe foote, shakill, a tug-withe and a plewbyeme , Altofts
1581 ij pare of laynes of my master owne iron , Stockeld
1636 a foot laine [ploughfoot?], Allerton, Bradford
1754 2 swingletrees, lains and teams , Ox Lee, Hepworth. Note: 1648 Item 6 laned yokes 4 teames , Sharlston.