Definitions for jessdʒɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


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

    Category: Sport

Origin of jess:

1300–50; ME ges < OF ges, gez, getz < L jactus a throwing, der. of jac(ere) to throw


  1. Jess(ProperNoun)

    A short form of the male given name Jesse.

  2. Jess(ProperNoun)

    A short form of the female given name Jessica.

  3. Origin: From ges, from gies, from the plural of jet, from jeter, itself from iactare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jess(noun)

    a short strap of leather or silk secured round the leg of a hawk, to which the leash or line, wrapped round the falconer's hand, was attached when used. See Illust. of Falcon


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