playing card

noun
1.
one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill.
2.
one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games.

Origin:
1535–45

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playing card
 
n
See also suit one of a pack of 52 rectangular stiff cards, used for playing a variety of games, each card having one or more symbols of the same kind (diamonds, hearts, clubs, or spades) on the face, but an identical design on the reverse

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Paperclip a fruit or vegetable playing card, image side up, to the back of each participant's shirt collar.
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The challenge was to draw one playing card at each of the five stations along the course.
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