Origin of court cardaltered from coat card by associated, association with court
court cardcourt card
(plural court cards)
- (card games) 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.
- (chiefly UK, historical, deltiology) A postcard measuring approximately 4·75″ × 3·5″, in use mainly in the United Kingdom circa 1894–1902.