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  • n  (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  • n  common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
  • v  deprive of by deceit

  • Kramnik's rook was more actively placed and the computer made the classic endgame mistake of passively positioning his rook to defend a pawn rather than jettisoning the lowly foot .
  • Neither Vidmar's knight nor rook dares take the black bishop, for then the game would be lost immediately.
  • Said he: "There was and is no intention of reducing the national rook population by heavy and indiscriminate slaughter all over the country.

  • Chad Pennington in USA Today
    One thing we have to get straight is this Chad thing,Pennington said. "We're going to have to call him 'rook,' or call me 'CP' or something."
  • Darrelle Revis in USA Today
    I think they were just happy for me to be out there,Revis said. "They were calling me, 'Rook,' 'Rookie,' and saying 'Let's go, Big-Time,' just getting me used to the NFL life again."

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