spade

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spade /ˈspeɪd/ noun
plural spades
spade
/ˈspeɪd/
noun
plural spades
Learner's definition of SPADE
[count] : a tool with a heavy metal blade attached to a handle that is used for digging see picture at gardening
[count] : a playing card that is marked with a black shape that looks like a pointed leaf see picture at playing card
spades [plural] : the suit in a deck of playing cards that consists of spades

call a spade a spade

: to speak in an honest and direct way

in spades

: to a great degree : in large amounts
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