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
Words nearby place card
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Example sentences from the Web for place card
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
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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