Chesses
Chesses Chess"es, n. pl. [Cf. F. chassis a framework of carpenty.] (Mil.) The platforms, consisting of two or more planks doweled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

Note: A singular, chess, is sometimes used. ``Each chess consists of three planks.'' --Farrow. [1913 Webster]


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