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English definition of “spade”

spade

noun [C]     /speɪd/
a tool with a long handle and a flat, metal part at one end used for diggingToolsGardening toolsGardening toolsTools
spades playing cards with black leaf shapes on them: the ace of spadesPlaying cards
(Definition of spade noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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