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

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb