Meaning of chouette

chou•ette

Pronunciation: (sh-et'), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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