Associations to the word «Rook»


ROOK, noun. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.
ROOK, noun. A cheat or swindler; someone who betrays.
ROOK, noun. (British) a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.
ROOK, noun. A trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards.
ROOK, verb. (transitive) To cheat or swindle.
ROOK, noun. (chess) A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling.
ROOK, noun. (rare) A castle or other fortification.
ROOK, noun. (baseball) (slang) A rookie.
ROOK, noun. Mist; fog; roke
ROOK, verb. (obsolete) To squat; to ruck.
ROOK PAWN, noun. (chess) A pawn on the rook's file; i.e., the a-file or h-file.
ROOK PAWNS, noun. Plural of rook pawn

Dictionary definition

ROOK, noun. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard.
ROOK, noun. Common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow.
ROOK, verb. Deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change".

Wise words

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