Definitions for face card
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.
Origin of face card:
face card, picture card, court card(noun)
one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
A playing card which has a picture on it (usually Jack, Queen or King, but can include Ace or Joker).
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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