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playing card

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.
one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games.
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1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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playing card

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 See also suit (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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