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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  A  singular,  chess,  is  sometimes  used  ``Each  chess 
  consists  of  three  planks.''  --Farrow. 




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