jess

[ jes ]
/ dʒɛs /
Falconry.

noun

a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.

verb (used with object)

to put jesses on (a hawk).

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Origin of jess

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

Definition for jess (2 of 2)

Jess
[ jes ]
/ dʒɛs /

noun

a male or female given name, form of Jesse, Jessie, or Jessica.
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British Dictionary definitions for jess

jess
/ (dʒɛs) falconry /

noun

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

verb

(tr) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)

Derived forms of jess

jessed, adjective

Word Origin for jess

C14: from Old French ges, from Latin jactus a throw, from jacere to throw
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