noun Etymology: Middle English ges, from Anglo-French gez, jettes, plural of get, literally, throw, from geter, jeter to throw, release (a hawk) — more at jet Date: 14th century a short strap secured on the leg of a hawk and usually provided with a ring for attaching a leash • jessed adjective

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  • Jess — Jess, n.; pl. {Jesses}. [OF. gies, giez, prop. pl. of giet, get, jet, F. jet, a throwing, jess. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] (falconry) A short strap of leather or silk secured round the leg of a hawk, to which the leash or line, wrapped round… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • jess — (n.) leg strap used in hawking and falconry, mid 14c., from O.Fr. jes straps fastened round the legs of a falcon, plural of jet, lit. cast, throw, from L. iactus a throw, cast, from iacere (see JET (Cf. jet) (v.)). Related: Jesses …   Etymology dictionary

  • jess — [jes] n. [ME ges < OFr gies, gets, pl. (see JET1): from its use in letting a hawk fly] a strap for fastening around a falcon s leg, with a ring at one end for attaching a leash: also sp. jesse vt. to fasten jesses on …   English World dictionary

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  • Jess — The famous biblical names Joseph, Isaac, and Abraham for example, were first introduced into Britain by the returning Crusaders and Pilgrims of the 11th century a.d. onwards. These bacame in time Christian surnames, and they also developed a wide …   Surnames reference

  • jess — /jes/, Falconry. n. 1. a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash. v.t. 2. to put jesses on (a hawk). [1300 50; ME ges < OF ges, gez, getz (nom.) (get obl. > F jet; cf. JET1) L jactus a throwing, equiv. to jac(e …   Universalium

  • Jess — /jes/, n. a male or female given name, form of Jesse, Jessie, or Jessica. * * * …   Universalium

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