Appendix:Glossary of card games

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This is a glossary of card games.

Table of Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ranks
  • ace
  • king
  • queen
  • jack
  • ten
  • nine
  • eight
  • seven
  • six
  • five
  • four
  • three
  • two/deuce
  • ace
Suits
  • hearts
  • diamonds
  • clubs
  • spades
Games
  • poker
  • rubby
  • bridge
  • canasta
  • whist

A[edit]

ace 
The card marked using a single point. This may either rank highest or the lowest based on the game.

B[edit]

bridge 
A card game played normally with four players playing as two teams of two players each.

C[edit]

canasta 
A card game, using two packs, similar to rummy, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.
clubs 
One of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♣.

D[edit]

deal 
To distribute cards to the players in a game.
deal 
The distribution of cards to players; a player's turn for this.
deuce 
A card with two spots, one of four in a standard deck of playing cards.
diamonds 
One of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♦.

F[edit]

follow suit 
To play a card of the same suit as the previous or leading card.

H[edit]

hand 
hearts 
One of the four suits of playing cards, in red, marked with the symbol ♥.

J[edit]

jack 
The card ranking between the ten and queen of any suit, picturing a knave or prince on its face, and in some card games having a value of eleven.
joker 
A playing card that features a picture of a joker (that is, a jester) and that may be used as a wild card in some card games.

K[edit]

king 
A playing card with the image of a king on it.

O[edit]

outrank 
To be of a higher rank than.
overbid 
To announce a goal, before starting play that exceeds the goal actually achieved.

P[edit]

pack 
A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
poker 
Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game.

Q[edit]

queen 
A playing card with the picture of a queen on its face, the twelfth card in a given suit.

R[edit]

rank 
renege 

S[edit]

shuffle 
To mix up cards in a random order before a card game.
spades 
One of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♠.
suit 
Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds, or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic, and French playing cards.

T[edit]

trump 
The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.

W[edit]

whist 
Any of several four-player card games, similar to bridge.
wild card 
A card that can be assigned any value or used to substitute for any needed card.