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(in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suitUS equivalent: face card
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for court card
C17: altered from earlier coat-card, from the decorative coats worn by the figures depicted
Words nearby court card
courseware, coursework, coursing, court, court-bouillon, court card, court Christian, court circular, court cupboard, court dance, court dress
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How to use court card in a sentence
N "Cartes-blanches" is a hand at Piquet without a court card—it counts ten.The Sharper Detected and Exposed|Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin
Court card is for coat card, a name given to these cards from the dresses depicted on them.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
Should no player have either a court card or a ten, the player next to the dealer scores the point for the game.
The one who played the court card also takes all the cards that have been played, and puts them under his own pack.
In playing-cards the lowest court card of each suit, the “jack,” representing a medieval servant, is called the “knave.”