# Definition:Chess/Piece/Rook

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## Definition

The rook can be moved any number of squares in any of the $4$ orthogonal directions: up, down, left or right.

It cannot be moved past a square occupied by another piece.

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## Also known as

The rook is also known as the castle, mainly because of its shape.

## Linguistic Note

The word rook derives from the Persian word رخ (rokh).