Definition:Chess/Piece/Rook

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Definition

The rook Chess rlt45.svg 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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c7 black pawn
c6 up arrow
a5 left arrow
b5 left arrow
c5 white rook
d5 right arrow
e5 right arrow
f5 right arrow
g5 right arrow
h5 right arrow
c4 down arrow
c3 down arrow
c2 down arrow
c1 down arrow
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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).