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Noun: rook  rûk
  1. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    - castle
     
  2. Common gregarious Old World bird about the size and colour of the American crow
    - Corvus frugilegus
Verb: rook  rûk
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He rooked me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: rooking, rooked, rooks

Type of: cheat, chess piece, chessman, chisel, corvine bird, rip off

Part of: Corvus, genus Corvus

Encyclopedia: Rook