Spade

Definition of Spade

Pronunciation: spād
n.1.(Zool.) A hart or stag three years old.
2.A castrated man or beast.
1.An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel.
2.One of that suit of cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade.
"Let spades be trumps!" she said.
- Pope.
3.A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.
Spade bayonet
a bayonet with a broad blade which may be used digging; - called also trowel bayonet.
Spade handle
(Mach.) the forked end of a connecting rod in which a pin is held at both ends. See Illust. of Knuckle joint, under Knuckle.
v. t.1.To dig with a spade; to pare off the sward of, as land, with a spade.
[imp. & p. p. Spaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Spading.]

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