face card


Definition of face card

: a king, queen, or jack in a deck of cards

Examples of face card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players flip over cards one-by-one, taking turns around the table and trying to get a win by playing a face card and scooping the pile up. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Our favorite card games for holiday fun, from Brisc to Slap," 21 Nov. 2020 Twelve cards remain hidden, out of a starting deck of 22 that contained only face cards, 10s and two jokers. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "At the McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle Tuesday night, they won’t stop drawing tickets until there’s a $2.7 million grand prize winner," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of face card

circa 1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of face card was circa 1804

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“Face card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%20card. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of face card

: a king, queen, or jack in a deck of cards

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