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spade

noun uk   /speɪd/ us  

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 Korean 삽…
in Arabic رَفْش…
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 Spanish pala…
in Portuguese pá para cavar…
in German der Spaten…
in Catalan pala…
in Japanese (土を掘る)すき, シャベル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工具, 铲,锹…
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