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place card

a small card with the name of a guest on it, placed on the table, to indicate where he or she is to sit.
Origin of place card
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Or showing her his place card, "I have to introduce myself, this is my name."

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Nothing other than a crest must ever be engraved on a place card; and usually they are plain, even in the houses of old families.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Take a clover leaf and practice painting from it until able to make a copy good enough to paint upon a place card for the table.

British Dictionary definitions for place card

place card

a card placed on a dinner table before a seat, as at a formal dinner, indicating who is to sit there
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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