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[jes] /dʒɛs/ Falconry.

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).
[jes] /dʒɛs/
a male or female given name, form of , , or .
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
(transitive) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)

leg-strap used in hawking and falconry, mid-14c., from Old French jes “straps fastened round the legs of a falcon,” plural of jet, literally “cast, throw,” from Latin iactus “a throw, cast,” from iacere (see jet (v.)). Related: Jesses.


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