What does the word spade mean?

Usage examples for spade

  1. Take your spade and set about your work! – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  2. When he was hot and breathless, Andrew took the spade. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. The sun had baked the ground and the strange child had suspended his labor, but heaps of earth beneath the bushes showed that he had continued his work as long as his rude spade was adequate to a disturbance of the soil. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read