rook Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rook" in British English

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rooknoun [C]

uk   us   /rʊk/

rook noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​largeblackbirdsimilar to a crow

rook noun [C] (GAME PIECE)

(informal castle) in the ​game of chess, a ​piece that can ​move along any ​number of ​squares in ​straightlinesparallel to the ​sides of the ​board

rookverb [T]

uk   us   /rʊk/ old-fashioned informal
to ​cheat someone out of some ​money
(Definition of rook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rooknoun [C]

 us   /rʊk/ (also castle)
(in the ​game of chess ) a ​piece that can move in a ​straightline in any ​direction but not on a ​diagonal
(Definition of rook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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