Left bower
Bower Bow"er (bou"[~e]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See {Boor}.] One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre. [1913 Webster]

{Right bower}, the knave of the trump suit, the highest card (except the ``Joker'') in the game.

{Left bower}, the knave of the other suit of the same color as the trump, being the next to the right bower in value.

{Best bower} or {Joker}, in some forms of euchre and some other games, an extra card sometimes added to the pack, which takes precedence of all others as the highest card. [1913 Webster]


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  • Left bower — Left Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.] 1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • left bower — noun : the jack of the other suit of the same color as the trump suit (as in euchre and five hundred) * * * left bower, the jack that has the same color as the jack of trumps in certain card games …   Useful english dictionary

  • Left Bower — Euchre The other jack of the same color as the jack of the trump suit …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • Bower — may refer to:* a folly built by the Bowerbird to attract mates * a dwelling or lean to shelter * an anchor carried at the bow of a ship * Bower Manuscript, a Sanskrit manuscript * Bower Barff process, a metallurgy method of coating iron or steel… …   Wikipedia

  • Left — Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.] 1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left bank of a river — Left Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.] 1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left center — Left Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.] 1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bower — Bow er (bou [ e]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See {Boor}.] One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre. [1913 Webster] {Right bower}, the knave of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bower — bower1 [bou′ər] n. [ME bour < OE bur, room, hut, dwelling, akin to Ger bauer, bird cage: for IE base see BONDAGE] 1. a place enclosed by overhanging boughs of trees or by vines on a trellis; arbor 2. Old Poet. a rustic cottage or retreat 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • left — 1. adj., adv., & n. (opp. RIGHT). adj. 1 on or towards the side of the human body which corresponds to the position of west if one regards oneself as facing north. 2 on or towards the part of an object which is analogous to a person s left side… …   Useful english dictionary

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