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spadille

[ spuh-dil ]
/ spəˈdɪl /
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noun

the highest trump in certain card games, as the queen of clubs in omber.

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Origin of spadille

1720–30; <French <Spanish espadilla, equivalent to espad(a) broadsword, spade in cards (<Latin spatha;see spade2) + -illa diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for spadille

spadille
/ (spəˈdɪl) /

noun

cards (in ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades
C18: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada sword; see spade ²
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