Rook

Definition of Rook

Pronunciation: rŎk
n.1.Mist; fog. See Roke.
v. i.1.To squat; to ruck.
n.1.(Chess) One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.
1.(Zool.) 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.
The rook . . . should be treated as the farmer's friend.
- Pennant.
2.A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
v. t. & i.1.To cheat; to defraud by cheating.
[imp. & p. p. Rooked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rooking.]

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