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rook in Board games topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrookrook /rʊk/ noun [countable]  1 HBBa large black European bird like a crow2 DGBone of the pieces in a game of chess syn castle
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rookHe was not a fighting mole, but something in him made him change his course and start suddenly after the rook.And she could hear the rooks cawing too.And how to shoot the rooks nesting high up in the trees with a rifle.The rook made them both, giving the Raptors their first lead since 47-46.Swallows whipped low across the fields, while rooks flew clumsily towards their high nests.Black feels constrained by the threat of xe8 to capture the white rook which has been en prise for nine consecutive moves.The game was adjourned after 63 moves, with Speelman trying to win with rook and bishop against rook and pawn.