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Etymology 1

Old English hrōc, from Germanic, probably originally imitative. Cognate with Dutch roek, German Ruch, Swedish råka.

Noun

Singular
rook

Plural
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  1. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.
  2. A swindler; someone who betrays.
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Verb

Infinitive
to rook

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rook (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cheat or swindle.
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Etymology 2

A rook (chess)

From Old French roc, ultimately from Persian رخ (rukh). Compare roc.

Noun

Singular
rook

Plural
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  1. (chess) A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling.
  2. (rare) A castle or other fortification.
  3. An Amish card game.
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Etymology 3

From rookie

Noun

Singular
rook

Plural
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rook ({{{1}}})
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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

rook m. (plural: roken, rookpluimen)

  1. smoke

Derived terms

Verb

rook

  1. first-person singular present tense of roken
  2. singular past tense of ruiken

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