Pronunciation: (hoil), [key]
1. Edmond, 1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
2. Sir Fred, 1915-2001, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator.
3. according to Hoyle, according to the rules or to the authority; correctly.
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