Meaning of JESS in English

n. & v.

--n. a short strap of leather, silk, etc., put round the leg of a hawk in falconry. put jesses on (a hawk etc.).

Etymology: ME ges f. OF ges, get ult. f. L jactus a throw f. jacere jact- to throw

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.