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A board game for two players, each beginning with 16 pieces of six kinds that are moved according to individual rules, with the objective of checkmating the opposing king.
[Middle English ches, short for Old French esches, pl. of eschec, check in chess; see check.]
Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus.
n. pl. chess or chess·es
One of the floorboards of a pontoon bridge.
[Middle English ches, tier, perhaps from Old French chasse, frame, from Latin capsa, box.]