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  Definition of Rook
  1. common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
  2. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  3. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Similar Words: Corvus frugilegus, castle, victimize, swindle, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con

 

Hyponyms: short-change, short

 

Member Meronyms: Corvus, genus Corvus

 

Derivational Morphology: castle, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, scam, cozenage, swindle, cheat, rig, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: gakuša   Croatian: top  
Danish: tårn   Dutch: roek and toren  
Esperanto: turo   Estonian: vanker  
Finnish: mustavaris and torni   French: corbeau freux and tour  
Frisian: stins   Galician: torre  
German: Saatkrähe and Turm   Greek: πύργος and σταροκόρακας  
Hebrew: צריח   Hindi: हाथी  
Hungarian: bástya and vetési varjú   Icelandic: hrókur  
Indonesian: benteng   Irish: caiseal  
Italian: rocco   Japanese: ルーク  
Latin: turris   Latvian: tornis  
Lithuanian: bokštas   Macedonian: топ  
Norwegian: tårn   Polish: gawron and wieża  
Portuguese: torre   Romanian: turn  
Russian: грач and ладья   Slovak: veža  
Slovene: trdnjava   Spanish: graja and torre  
Swedish: råka and torn   Turkish: kale  
Ukrainian: тура   Welsh: castell  
 
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