A polyking (or polyplet, or hinged polyomino) is a plane geometric figure formed by joining one or more equal squares edge to edge or corner to corner at 90°. It is a polyform with square cells. The polyominoes are a subset of the polykings.
The name "polyking" refers to the king in chess. The n-kings are the n-square shapes which could be occupied by a king on an infinite chessboard in the course of legal moves.
Golomb uses term pseudo-polyomino referring to kingwise-connected sets of squares.