jessed

jess

[jes] Falconry.
noun
1.
a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.
verb (used with object)
2.
to put jesses on (a hawk).

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ges < Old French ges, gez, getz (nominative) (get oblique > French jet; cf. jet1) ≪ Latin jactus a throwing, equivalent to jac(ere) to throw + -tus suffix of v. action

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jess (dʒɛs)
 
n
1.  a short leather strap, one end of which is permanently attached to the leg of a hawk or falcon while the other can be attached to a leash
 
vb
2.  (tr) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)
 
[C14: from Old French ges, from Latin jactus a throw, from jacere to throw]
 
jessed
 
adj

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