Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The blade of a spade, with the tang or socket by which it is secured to the handle.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing
- n. the whole blade of a spade, without the handle or with a truncated piece of the handle, or
- n. an iron or steel border put upon the blade of a spade to reinforce or repair it. This border is generally represented with some ornamental outline engrailed or lobed on its inner edge, and is also called
shoeing of a spade.
“The spade-iron has been submitted to the same process, but no corresponding effect can be produced.”
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