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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A reference book of rules for card games and other indoor games.
  • idiom according to Hoyle In accord with the prescribed rules or regulations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
  • n. English writer on card games (1672-1769)

Etymologies

After Edmond Hoyle (1672?-1769), British writer on games.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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