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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, informal], nobble [Brit, informal], diddle [informal], bunco [N. Amer, informal], defraud, scam [informal], mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer, informal], short-change, con [informal], victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer, informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], bunko [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: rooked, rooks, rooking

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

Part of: Corvus, genus Corvus

Encyclopedia: Rook, John