noun \ˈjes\

Definition of JESS

:  a short strap secured on the leg of a hawk and usually provided with a ring for attaching a leash
jessed \ˈjest\ adjective

Origin of JESS

Middle English ges, from Anglo-French gez, jettes, plural of get, literally, throw, from geter, jeter to throw, release (a hawk) — more at jet
First Known Use: 14th century


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