[ spuh-dil ]
/ spəˈdɪl /
the highest trump in certain card games, as the queen of clubs in omber.
TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!
Here is our second set of teacher-selected PSAT vocabulary words. Do you know the meanings of these terms?
Question 1 of 10
Origin of spadille
1720–30; < French < Spanish espadilla, equivalent to espad(a) broadsword, spade in cards (< Latin spatha; see spade2) + -illa diminutive suffix
Words nearby spadille
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for spadille
British Dictionary definitions for spadille
/ (spəˈdɪl) /
cards (in ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades
Word Origin for spadille
C18: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada sword; see spade ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012