- a variation of a two-handed game, as backgammon, allowing the participation of three or more persons, in which one player accepts the bets of all the others on the outcome of a game between that player and one other active player, who is permitted to receive advice from the nonplayers.
Origin of chouette
1885–90; < French, from the phrase faire la chouette to play alone against a group of opponents (in billiards, etc.), literally, to play the barn owl, perhaps alluding to the owl's watchful look
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Examples from the Web for chouette
And when you had fetched the worms for the Chouette, what did you do?
That devil's dam of a Chouette who so brutally used this girl!
Poor little mouse, what a fright you were in when the Chouette saw you!
The Schoolmaster and the Chouette then went towards the door.
With the Schoolmaster and the Chouette; and they agreed to meet again on the morrow.