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.
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A singular, chess, is sometimes used. "Each chess consists of three planks." Farrow.
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