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place card

noun
  1. a small card with the name of a guest on it, placed on the table, to indicate where he or she is to sit.
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Origin of place card

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for place card

Historical Examples

  • When the guests strolled in Bernice found her place-card with a slight feeling of irritation.

    Flappers and Philosophers

    F. Scott Fitzgerald


British Dictionary definitions for place card

place card

noun
  1. a card placed on a dinner table before a seat, as at a formal dinner, indicating who is to sit there
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