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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A reference book of rules for card games and other indoor games.
  • idiom (according to Hoyle) In accord with the prescribed rules or regulations.
  • Frederick,British astrophysicist and writer known for his work on stellar evolution and the steady state theory, his support for the theory of panspermia, and his science fiction novels.

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

Etymologies

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

[After Edmond Hoyle, (1672?–1769), British writer on games.]

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