Right 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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