see also: Chess
Pronunciation Noun

chess (uncountable)

  1. A board game for two players with each beginning with sixteen chess pieces moving according to fixed rules across a chessboard with the objective to checkmate the opposing king.
Translations Noun

chess (plural chesses)

  1. (now chiefly, US) Any of several species of grass in the genus Bromus, generally considered weeds.
    • 2007, Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road, Sceptre 2008, p. 59:
      Hobbled, loudly gourmandizing the dry chess grass, they were guarded by a pair of dismounted soldiers in long, dusty coats [...].

chess (plural chesses)

  1. (military, chiefly, in the plural) One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.
    • Each chess consists of three planks.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A river in Buckinghamshire, and, which joins the Colne at Rickmansworth.

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