trowel bayonet
Spade Spade, n. [AS. sp[ae]d; spada; akin to D. spade, G. spaten, Icel. spa[eth]i, Dan. & Sw. spade, L. spatha a spatula, a broad two-edged sword, a spathe, Gr. spa`qh. Cf. {Epaulet}, {Spade} at cards, {Spathe}, {Spatula}.] 1. An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel. ``With spade and pickax armed.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. [Sp. espada, literally, a sword; -- so caused because these cards among the Spanish bear the figure of a sword. Sp. espada is fr. L. spatha, Gr. spa`qh. See the Etymology above.] One of that suit of cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade. [1913 Webster]

``Let spades be trumps!'' she said. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale. [1913 Webster]

{Spade bayonet}, a bayonet with a broad blade which may be used digging; -- called also {trowel bayonet}.

{Spade handle} (Mach.), the forked end of a connecting rod in which a pin is held at both ends. See Illust. of {Knuckle joint}, under {Knuckle}. [1913 Webster]


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