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From Old English spadu, spada, of Germanic origin. Cognate with Old Frisian spada, Old Saxon spado, German Spaten. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *spə-dh-, whence also Greek σπάθη (spáthē) ‘blade’, Hittite išpatar ‘spear’.

Singular
spade

Plural
spades

spade (plural spades)

  1. A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.
  2. One of the black suits in a deck of cards, represented by a symbol similar to the garden tool, or .
  3. (offensive) A black person.


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