rook

noun (1)
\ˈru̇k \

Definition of rook 

(Entry 1 of 4)

: a common Old World gregarious crow (Corvus frugilegus) that nests and roosts in usually treetop colonies

rook

verb
rooked; rooking; rooks

Definition of rook (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

: to defraud by cheating or swindling

rook

noun (2)

Definition of rook (Entry 3 of 4)

: either of two pieces of each color in a set of chessmen having the power to move along the ranks or files across any number of unoccupied squares

called also castle

rook

noun (3)

Definition of rook (Entry 4 of 4)

: rookie

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Noun (1)

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Examples of rook in a Sentence

Verb

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

First Known Use of rook

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1595, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rook

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English hrōc; akin to Old High German hruoch rook

Noun (2)

Middle English rok, from Anglo-French roc, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh

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The first known use of rook was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for rook

rook

noun
\ˈru̇k \

Kids Definition of rook

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a crow of Europe and Asia that nests and sleeps in groups usually in the tops of trees

rook

verb
rooked; rooking

Kids Definition of rook (Entry 2 of 3)

: cheat entry 1 sense 2, swindle Don't shop there. They rooked me.

rook

noun

Kids Definition of rook (Entry 3 of 3)

: one of the pieces in the game of chess

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