playing card

noun play·ing card \ ˈplā-iŋ- \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of playing card

15th century

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PLAYING CARD Defined for Kids

playing card

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Definition of playing card for Students

: 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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