face card

the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.


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face card
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): court card (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit

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Example sentences
If they know of a sudden increase in the likelihood of a face card, for instance, they can bet with more confidence.
He certainly has become a face card because of the bit of shrubbery growing on his chin.
For face-to-face card issuance, this explanation should occur at the time of card issuance.
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