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Meaning & Definition of Rook in English

English

Rook

/rʊk/

noun

1. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

    synonym:
  • castle
  • ,
  • rook

2. Common gregarious old world bird about the size and color of the american crow

    synonym:
  • rook
  • ,
  • Corvus frugilegus

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • victimize
  • ,
  • swindle
  • ,
  • rook
  • ,
  • goldbrick
  • ,
  • nobble
  • ,
  • diddle
  • ,
  • bunco
  • ,
  • defraud
  • ,
  • scam
  • ,
  • mulct
  • ,
  • gyp
  • ,
  • gip
  • ,
  • hornswoggle
  • ,
  • short-change
  • ,
  • con

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A rook is a chess piece.