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creance

[kree-uh ns]
noun Falconry.
  1. a light cord attached to the leg of a hawk to prevent escape during training.
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Origin of creance

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *crēdentia credence
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Historical Examples of creance

  • Possibly she has never once suspected the existence of the creance.

    The Art and Practice of Hawking

    Edward B. Michell

  • Of course for all the early out-door lessons the hawk will be secured by a creance.