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(Card Games) (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit. US equivalent: face card
[C17: altered from earlier coat-card, from the decorative coats worn by the figures depicted]
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|Noun||1.||court card - one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face|
king - one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games