a black, European crow, Corvus frugilegus, noted for its gregarious habits.
a sharper at cards or dice; swindler.
verb (used with object)
to cheat; fleece; swindle.
a large Eurasian passerine bird, Corvus frugilegus, with a black plumage and a whitish base to its bill: family Corvidae (crows)
(slang) a swindler or cheat, esp one who cheats at cards
(transitive) (slang) to overcharge, swindle, or cheat
a chesspiece that may move any number of unoccupied squares in a straight line, horizontally or vertically Also called castle
noun, plural rookeries. 1. a breeding place or colony of gregarious birds or animals, as penguins and seals. 2. a colony of rooks. 3. a place where rooks congregate to breed. 4. a crowded tenement house. noun (pl) -eries 1. a group of nesting rooks 2. a clump of trees containing rooks’ nests 3. a […]
noun 1. an athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team: The rookie replaced the injured regular at first base. 2. a raw recruit, as in the army or on a police force. 3. a novice; tyro. noun 1. (informal) an inexperienced person or newcomer, esp a raw […]
adjective, rookier, rookiest. 1. full of or frequented by rooks. adjective rookier, rookiest 1. (literary) abounding in rooks rookie
[room-uh n-pil-er, roo m-] /ˈrum ənˈpɪl ər, ˈrʊm-/ adjective, Mining. 1. noting a means of extracting coal or other minerals from underground deposits by first cutting out rooms, then robbing the pillars between them; pillar-and-breast.