noun: spade; plural noun: spades;
1. one of the four suits in a conventional deck of playing cards, denoted by a black inverted
heart-shaped figure with a short stalk.
2. a tool with a sharp-edged, typically rectangular, metal blade and a long handle, used for digging
or cutting earth, sand, turf, etc.
1. dig in (ground) with a spade.
Origin late 16th century: from Italian spade, plural of spada ‘sword’