court card


court card
court card NOUN Brit. a playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit.
ORIGIN alteration of coat card, from the decorative dress of the figures depicted.

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  • Court card — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court card — n. 〚altered < coat card by assoc. with COURT〛 Brit. FACE CARD * * * …   Universalium

  • court card — n. [altered < coat card by assoc. with COURT] Brit. FACE CARD …   English World dictionary

  • court card — n BrE the king, queen, or ↑jack in a set of playing cards American Equivalent: face card …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • court card — noun one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face • Syn: ↑face card, ↑picture card • Hypernyms: ↑playing card • Hyponyms: ↑jack, ↑knave, ↑king, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court card — For the name given to the higher value cards in a pack of playing cards, see Playing cards. Example of a court card, postmarked 1899, showing Robert Burns and his cottage and monument in Ayr Court card or court sized card was the name given to a… …   Wikipedia

  • court card — noun a) The higher value “face” cards in a deck of playing cards; in an ordinary 52 card deck, namely any one of the jacks (a.k.a. knaves), queens, or kings. There are fifty two outcomes possible when we turn up a card, and if we do it from a… …   Wiktionary

  • court card — face card, any one of the cards in a deck of playing cards that has a picture of a face (king, queen or jack), picture card …   English contemporary dictionary

  • court card — noun Brit. a playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit. Origin C17: alt. of C16 coat card, from the decorative dress of the figures depicted …   English new terms dictionary

  • court card — noun (C) BrE the king, queen or jack 1 (2) in a set of playing cards; face card 1 (2) AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English