1) A short strap fastened round each of the legs of a hawk used by falconers.

1619 feareing the gesses both being very short but that gesse much shorter then the other had bene the cause of her hurt ... made her a payre of new ones , Brandsby

1653 In falcons hoods and lanners jeses ... in a box sent to my cosen , Stockeld. Recorded as being made of leather or silk.

spellings gess
dates 1619 1653

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