Howell settlement

noun

Definition of Howell settlement

: a method of scoring in the game of hearts whereby after the play of each deal each player puts into a pot for every heart he or she has taken as many chips as there are other players in the game and withdraws from the pot the number of chips representing the difference between 13 and the number of hearts he or she has taken

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after E. C. Howell

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“Howell settlement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Howell%20settlement. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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