playing card

noun
play·​ing card | \ ˈplā-iŋ- How to pronounce playing card (audio) \

Definition of playing card

: 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

Examples of playing card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Midwest Gaming Classic returns to the Wisconsin Center this weekend, with thousands of games, from role-playing card games to kids' games to pinball and video arcade games. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 The clip is decorated with the ace of spades in black lacquer as a reference to the card game during which Fogg makes his fateful wager (other playing card references are subtly incorporated into the wave pattern on the pens). Nancy Olson, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021

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First Known Use of playing card

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Playing card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playing%20card. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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playing card

noun

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playing card

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Kids Definition of playing card

: 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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