nounchiefly North American
A playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit.
- 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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