Hoyle

[ hoil ]
/ hɔɪl /

noun

Edmond, 1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
Sir Fred, 1915–2001, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator.

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Idioms for Hoyle

    according to Hoyle, according to the rules or to the authority; correctly.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hoyle (1 of 2)

Hoyle1
/ (hɔɪl) /

noun

an authoritative book of rules for card games

Word Origin for Hoyle

after Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English authority on games, its compiler

British Dictionary definitions for Hoyle (2 of 2)

Hoyle2
/ (hɔɪl) /

noun

Sir Fred. 1915–2001, English astronomer and writer: his books include The Nature of the Universe (1950) and Frontiers of Astronomy (1955), and science-fiction writings
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Idioms and Phrases with Hoyle

Hoyle

see according to Hoyle.

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