Definition for SPADE

SPADE, n. [Sax. spad, spada; G. spaten; D. spaade; Dan. and Sw. spade; probably from breadth, extension, coinciding with L. spatula, from the root of pateo.]

  1. An instrument for digging, consisting of a broad palm with a handle.
  2. A suit of cards.
  3. A deer three years old; written also spaid.
  4. A gelded beast. [L. spado.]

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