chou·​ette | \ shüˈet, ˈshwet \
plural -s

Definition of chouette

: a method of scoring by which more than two persons can participate in a two-handed game (such as backgammon), one player accepting the bets of all other players on the result of a game between that player and one other active player — see in the box at box entry 2, captain sense 1p

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History and Etymology for chouette

French, from faire la chouette to play a lone hand at cards, literally, to act like a barn owl, from chouette barn owl, alteration of Old French çuete, of imitative origin

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“Chouette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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