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Definition of face card in English:


chiefly North American
Another term for court card.
Example sentences
  • Face cards should probably only be kept if a player is dealt a natural pair, or perhaps an individual wild card with a face card.
  • This hand must consist of 4 cards of the same rank (any rank from 2 to 10, not face cards) and 3 of the same face card.
  • If the card played is a face card (king, queen or jack) which matches the rank of a face card on the table, the face card on the table may be captured.
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