blade

[[t]bleɪd[/t]]
n.
1) her the flat cutting part of an implement, as a knife
2) her
sword
3) cvb a similar part, as of a mechanism, used for clearing, wiping, scraping, etc
4) aer. the arm of a propeller or other similar rotary mechanism, as an electric fan
5) bot
a) the leaf of a plant, esp. of a grass or cereal
b) bot the broad part of a leaf
6) spo the metal part of an ice skate that comes into contact with the ice; runner
7) a thin, flat part of something, as of an oar or a bone:
shoulder blade[/ex]
8) a dashing, swaggering, or jaunty young man
9) her
swordsman
10) phn
a) the upper surface of the tongue directly behind the tip
b) the foremost portion of the tongue, including the upper and lower surfaces and the tip
11) agr. orn the elongated hind part of a fowl's single comb
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE blæd blade of grass blade′less, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Synonyms:
/ (as of a knife or an oar) / , , ,


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