from The 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.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The spade-iron has been submitted to the same process, but no corresponding effect can be produced.