One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An illustrated card, used especially in games.
- ‘But if we were to take a deck of cards, remove the picture cards and deal them out to each player to be used for movement instead of a die; play will be a little different; a little improved if you will.’
- ‘Therefore the objects are followed by picture cards which are also manipulated and sorted, and then pictures are associated with more traditional worksheets.’
- ‘Throw in a mode in which you can collect picture cards for achieving certain challenges in the game and you've even got a nice bit of variety.’
- ‘Animals on the list were represented on picture cards and plants on written name cards.’
- ‘Get a deck of cards, deface a picture card (preferably the Jack of Hearts or Queen of Clubs) with felt tip or crayon or whatever so it looks silly.’
- 1.1another term for face card
- ‘Discarding a picture card of a suit warns your partner not to lead that suit.’
- ‘Cards remaining in hand are worth penalty points: jokers are worth 25, picture cards 10, and other cards face value.’
- ‘The cards have values as follows: picture cards count 10 points, aces count 1 point and other cards count face value.’
- ‘The counting cards are the highest and lowest trumps and the picture cards in the suits.’
- ‘In each suit there are normally three picture cards - a king, a horseman and a jack or maid - and some numeral cards.’
picture card/ˈpik(t)SHər ˌkärd/
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