Definition of Chesses

1. n. pl. The platforms, consisting of two or more planks doweled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.



Definition of Chesses

1. Noun. (plural of chess) ¹

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Definition of Chesses

1. chess [n] - See also: chess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chesses

chess move
chess piece
chess pieces
chess player
chess players
chess set
chess sets
chessboard
chessboard grafts
chessboardlike
chessboards
chessboxing
chesse
chessel
chessels
chesses (current term)
chessic
chessically
chessil
chesslike
chessman
chessmen
chesspiece
chesspieces
chessplayer
chessplayers
chesstree
chesstrees
chest

Literary usage of Chesses

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1. Military Bridges: Including, Also, Designs for Trestle and Truss Bridges for by Hermann Haupt (1864)
"Brown upon American white spruce (Abies Alba). Strength of chesses. — The balks being 3' Oi* from axis to axis, the bearing of the chesses, or distance be- ..."

2. Treatise on Fortification, Or, Lectures Delivered to Officers Reading for by Auguste Frédéric Lendy (1862)
"The large pontoon bridge is composed of four parts; the pontoons, the saddles, the balks and the chesses. The pontoons are hollow cylinders with ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1828)
"The pontoons, each with its proper proportion of baulks, chesses, &c., and two men on board of it, should be launched into the river, and arranged along the ..."

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