- a) The higher-value “face” cards in a deck of playing cards; in an ordinary 52-card deck, namely any one of the jacks (a.k.a. knaves), queens, or kings.
There are fifty-two outcomes possible when we turn up a card, and if we do it from a freshly and fairly shuffled pack, each possibility has an equal chance. Probabilistic reasoning can then go forward: we can solve, for instance, for whether most draws of seven cards involve two court cards, or whatever.
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Court card — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
court card — n. 〚altered < coat card by assoc. with COURT〛 Brit. FACE CARD * * * … Universalium
court card — n. [altered < coat card by assoc. with COURT] Brit. FACE CARD … English World dictionary
court card — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit. ORIGIN alteration of coat card, from the decorative dress of the figures depicted … English terms dictionary
court card — n BrE the king, queen, or ↑jack in a set of playing cards American Equivalent: face card … Dictionary of contemporary English
Court Card — See Face Card … The official rules of card games glossary
court card — noun one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face • Syn: ↑face card, ↑picture card • Hypernyms: ↑playing card • Hyponyms: ↑jack, ↑knave, ↑king, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Court card — For the name given to the higher value cards in a pack of playing cards, see Playing cards. Example of a court card, postmarked 1899, showing Robert Burns and his cottage and monument in Ayr Court card or court sized card was the name given to a… … Wikipedia
court card — face card, any one of the cards in a deck of playing cards that has a picture of a face (king, queen or jack), picture card … English contemporary dictionary
court card — noun Brit. a playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit. Origin C17: alt. of C16 coat card, from the decorative dress of the figures depicted … English new terms dictionary