From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fess \Fess\, Fesse \Fesse\, n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr.
   L. fascia band. See Fascia.] (Her.)
   A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon,
   and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the
   nine honorable ordinaries.
   [1913 Webster]

   Fess point (Her.), the exact center of the escutcheon. See
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