Definition of playing card noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

playing card

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpleɪɪŋ kɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪɪŋ kɑːrd//
 
(also card) Card games
 
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any one of a set of 52 cards with numbers and pictures printed on one side, which are used to play various card games (British English) a pack of (playing) cards (North American English) a deck of (playing) cards See related entries: Card games
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: playing card