[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Rook. Moves across unobstructed orthogonal line.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]John Lawson wrote on 2003-02-01 UTCThe rook is a corvine bird, like the crow or raven. It is a homophone for the Rook in chess, and therefore the subject of folk etymology. Rooks also steal small, shiny objects to decorate their nests, whence the slang term 'to rook' meaning 'to cheat'. English speakers also refer to that piece as the Castle, probably more commonly than Rook.