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spade

noun uk   us   /speɪd/

spade noun (TOOL)

C2 [C] a tool used for digging especially soil or sand, with a long handle and a flat blade: a garden spade The kids took their buckets and spades to the beach.

spade noun (CARD)

spades [plural or U] one of the four suits in playing cards, which has one or more black symbols like a pointed leaf with a short stem: the ace/queen of spades [C] a playing card from the suit of spades: Don't you have any spades?

spade noun (PERSON)

[C] offensive old-fashioned an offensive word for a black person
Idioms
Translations of “spade”
in Arabic رَفْش…
in Korean 삽…
in Malaysian penyodok‘…
in French bêche, pelle…
in Turkish bel, bahçıvan beli/küreği…
in Italian vanga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工具, 鏟,鍬…
in Russian лопата…
in Polish łopata…
in Vietnamese cái thuổng, cái xẻng…
in Spanish pala…
in Portuguese pá para cavar…
in Thai พลั่ว…
in German der Spaten…
in Catalan pala…
in Japanese (土を掘る)すき, シャベル…
in Indonesian sekop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工具, 铲,锹…
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