hoyle

noun, often capitalized \ ˈhȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of hoyle

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

Origin and Etymology of hoyle

Edmond Hoyle †1769 English writer on games


Hoyle

biographical name \ ˈhȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of Hoyle

Sir Fred 1915–2001 British astrophysicist

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