hoyle

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈhȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce hoyle (audio) \

Definition of hoyle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an encyclopedia of the rules of indoor games and especially card games

Hoyle

biographical name
\ ˈhȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce Hoyle (audio) \

Definition of Hoyle (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir Fred 1915–2001 British astrophysicist

First Known Use of hoyle

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoyle

Noun

Edmond Hoyle †1769 English writer on games

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“Hoyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoyle. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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