spadille

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noun spa·dille \spə-ˈdil, -ˈdē\

Definition of spadille

  1. :  the highest trump in various card games (as ombre)

Origin and Etymology of spadille

French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada broadsword, spade (in cards) — more at spade


First Known Use: 1728

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