'rook' can also refer to...

Arthur James Rook (1918—1991) dermatologist and author

Edward Rooker (c. 1724—1774) engraver and actor

Jean Kathleen Rook (1931—1991) journalist

Michael Rooker (1746—1801) watercolour painter and scene designer


Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton (1845—1940) engineer

(William) Alan Rook (1909—1990)


Quick Reference

A chess piece, typically with its top in the shape of a battlement, that can move in any direction along a rank or file on which it stands; a castle.

The word is recorded from Middle English and comes from Old French rock, based on an Arabic word of which the sense remains uncertain.

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