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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
queen - one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
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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.
"Tarot Correspondences" provides comprehensive correspondence tables for court cards, majors, minors, and the four suits, making this instructive compendium an essential reference and resource that is unreservedly recommended to tarot student, professional tarot readers, spiritual seekers, or magical practitioners.
The so-called "court cards" remained in use for several years and being a good inch shorter than those used abroad, they did much to hold back the development of the home postcard manufacturing industry.