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Definition of rook:

  1. A European bird ( Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species.
  2. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
  3. Mist; fog. See Roke.
  4. One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.
  5. To cheat; to defraud by cheating.
  6. To squat; to ruck.

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budgie, cheat, goldbrick, shirk, diddler, babe, abstract, palace, diddle, hook, mulct, sneak, chessman, victimizer, abecedarian, honest, novice, crook, newcomer, bilk, castle, fiddle, short-change, toy, kidnap, tyro, neophyte, nobble, chessman, newbie, fledgling, novitiate, cub, victimise, filch, chiseler, scam, play, sharper, gypper, capture, snatch, hornswoggle, gyp, pinch, rookie, learn, memorise, shrink from, bird of paradise, abecedarian, recruit, bunco, Corvus Frugilegus, swindle, defrauder, chessboard, lift, bantam, snarf, virgin, defraud, cozener, castling, freshman, check, budgerigar, punk, flimflammer, victimize, greenhorn, bobwhite, cheater, swipe, cheat, tenderfoot, chess, colt, gip, memorize, purloin, deceive, pilfer, grand master, cabbage, bluejay, checkmate, apprentice, swindler, trickster, abduct, gambit, bishop, con, short.

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