Rook - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rʊk|  American pronunciation of the word rook
Brit.  |rʊk|  British pronunciation of the word rook

noun

- (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard (syn: castle)
- common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow

verb

- deprive of by deceit (syn: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize)

Examples

...once you learn to recognize these swindler's tricks, no one will be able to use them to rook you...

Word forms

noun
singular: rook
plural: rooks
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