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playing card

play
noun play·ing card \ˈplā-iŋ-\

Definition of playing card

  1. :  one of a set of 24 to 78 thin rectangular pieces of cardboard or plastic marked on one side to show its rank and suit and used in playing any of numerous games



15th Century

First Known Use of playing card

15th century


PLAYING CARD Defined for Kids

playing card

play
noun play·ing card

Definition of playing card for Students

  1. :  any of a set of cards marked to show rank and suit (spades, hearts, diamonds, or clubs) and used in playing various games





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