court card


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court card

n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.court card - one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a facecourt card - one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
knave, jack - one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
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
Translations

court card

n (Cards) → figura
References in classic literature ?
He could turn cramp-bones into chessmen; fashion Roman chariots from old court cards; make spoked wheels out of cotton reels, and bird-cages of old wire.
It has been told that additional police force and rangers are being deployed for court security during the hearing of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and 18th amendment case, to avoid any untoward situation, no political party activist is allowed to enter the court, however vehicles are being completely checked with the help of special dogs , even the lawyers who are without court card will not be allowed to enter the court.
PLAYING the court card can be an expensive business if you lose.
The word knave remains mostly in use today as the name of the lowest court card in a pack.