Meaning of playing card

play'ing card"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill.
  2. one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games.
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