- signal passed at danger: an incident in which a train goes through a red light
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Historical Examples of spad
Our Spad biplanes were drawn up in two long rows, outside the hangars.
In Paris I go to bed early and rise ditto, spending all day at Spad's.Georges Guynemer
Foot, as one of the most skilful pilots, was given a Spad, on which he did great execution during the autumn.Sixty Squadron R.A.F.
Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott
The first place among fighters is now perhaps held by the Spad.The Romance of Aircraft
Lawrence Yard Smith
I can think of no sight more pleasing than that of a Spad in the air, under the control of a skillful French pilot.
Word Origin and History for spad
French biplane fighter of World War I, 1917, from French spad, from acronym of Societé pour Aviation et ses Dérivés.