face card meaning

WFace card
  • In a deck of playing cards, the term face card is generally used to describe a card that depicts a person as opposed to the pip cards. They are also known as court cards or until the early 20th century, coat cards.
  • Chinese "money cards" do not have a concept of face cards or pip cards. Some suits depict only pips while others only human figures. However, the suits with people rank higher than the pip suits.
  • It wasn't until the arrival of cards in Europe around 1370 that illustrators could add human figures again. In a 1377 description of cards, the most common decks were structurally the same as the modern 52-card deck.
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face card
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    Meaning of face card for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "face card" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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