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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rook /ˈrʊk/
 (象棋)車,騙子(vt.)騙

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Roke n.
 1. Mist; smoke; damp [Prov. Eng.] [Written also roak, rook, and rouk.]
 2. A vein of ore. [Pov.Eng.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rook n. Mist; fog. See Roke. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rook, v. i. To squat; to ruck. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rook, n.  Chess One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rook, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rook, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rooked p. pr. & vb. n. Rooking.] To cheat; to defraud by cheating. “A band of rooking officials.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rook
      n 1: (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied
           squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the
           chessboard [syn: castle]
      2: common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of
         the American crow [syn: Corvus frugilegus]
      v : 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" [syn: victimize, swindle, goldbrick, nobble,
           diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con]