spad

noun
\ ˈspad \
plural -s

Definition of spad

: a nail one or two inches long made of iron, brass, tin, or tinned iron with a hook or eye at the head and used to mark stations in underground surveying (as of mines)

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History and Etymology for spad

alteration of earlier spud, from spud entry 1

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“Spad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spad. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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