Simple Definition of spadework
: difficult work that is done especially to prepare for something
Full Definition of spadework
1 : work done with a spade
2 : the hard plain preliminary drudgery in an undertaking
Examples of spadework
She had her assistants do the spadework in preparation for the trial.
First Known Use of spadework
Rhymes with spadework
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