- the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.
Origin of face card
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for face card
In Germany, a fourth face-card is sometimes added to the pack, called the Knight, or Chevalier.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims
- (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suitAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): court card
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