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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

face′ card`(n.)

  1. the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.

    Category: Games

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. face card, picture card, court card(noun)

    one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face


  1. face card(Noun)

    A playing card which has a picture on it (usually Jack, Queen or King, but can include Ace or Joker).


  1. Face card

    In a deck of playing cards, the term face card is generally used to describe a card that depicts a person. Modern decks include three face cards per suits, or twelve face cards in a suit of four decks. ⁕A deck of French playing cards has the following face cards: Jack, Queen. King ⁕Italian playing cards replace the Queen by the Knight: Fante, Knight, Re ⁕German and Swiss playing cards similarly have three male face cards per deck, Under/Unter, Ober, König While modern decks of playing cards may contain a Joker depicting a person, jokers are not normally considered to be face cards.


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