- 1The flat cutting edge of a knife, saw, or other tool or weapon: cut cleanly using a sharp bladeMore example sentences
- Lay the clove on a cutting board and smash it with the flat of a knife blade.
- The captured prince screamed and tried to get out of her grasp but she had the sharp blade of a knife pressed against his throat.
- The knife was like a pocket knife, but bigger, the blade was still sharp.
- 1.1 • literary A sword.More example sentences
- Daggers, blades and scimitars like his looked to be the weapon of preference.
- He sidestepped and took a wild swing at her back, to be met by an arcing sword that struck his blade out of his hand and sent it whirling.
- One look at the sword, a slender blade as smooth as ice, and she felt her mind sliding into soft clouds.
- 1.2 (blades) Australian /NZ Hand shears used in sheep shearing.More example sentences
- Outside the museum is a model of a shearing shed from the colonial period with the blades for shearing and a wool press.
- Shearing was changed from machine to hand held blades which was a much longer process, but left a short coat on the sheep for protection.
- 1.3 Archaeology A long, narrow flake.More example sentences
- Small worked flint blades known as microliths were perhaps the barbs of spears and harpoons with wooden shafts.
- They consist of a large number of carefully made large blades and flakes and an unusually high proportion of finished tools including backed knives, scrapers and borers.
- A small number of end scrapers made on blades have been identified at the Dash Reeves site.
- 2The flat, wide section of an implement or device such as an oar or a propeller.More example sentences
- A light aircraft had lost one of its propeller blades and a second blade was badly damaged, a report has revealed.
- The engine and nose bowl have been restored to display condition while propeller blades from another aircraft have been fitted to the hub.
- This device stops the spinning blade within three seconds of release of the handle.
- 2.1A thin, flat metal runner on an ice skate.More example sentences
- The four wheels and the metal plate on a roller skate are much heavier than the single blade on an ice skate.
- He listened to the blades of Lydie's ice-skates glide across the ice smoothly.
- Young men on blades are willing to do anything - take a puck in the face, throw their bodies into places they don't belong.
- 2.2 (also blade bone) A shoulder bone in a joint of meat, or the joint itself.More example sentences
- The juices of the braised blade of beef were almost black with deepness and the meat was strong and gamey.
- The third major type of pork chop, taken from the portion of the loin closest to the shoulder, is called the blade chop.
- 2.3The flat part of the tongue behind the tip.More example sentences
- The area behind the blade is the front, which lies opposite the hard palate when the tongue is in a state of rest.
- 3A long, narrow leaf of grass or another similar plant: a blade of grassMore example sentences
- The natural element could be a leaf, a blade of grass, or a flower.
- Not a leaf, not a blade of grass, stirred in the sultry air.
- It is an exciting moment for me when I see a blade of grass or see a leaf of a tree, and when I listen to birds chattering and to running water in a stream.
- 3.1 Botany The broad, thin part of a leaf apart from the stalk.More example sentences
- The iliac blade tapers and thins ventrally so that its ventral surface forms a sharp ridge.
- The collar is where the leaf blade visually breaks away from the sheath and the stalk.
- They climb on leaf blades and clip them off, causing the blades to fall unconsumed to the ground.
- 4 • informal , • dated A dashing or energetic young man: the director, a young blade in an oversized suitMore example sentences
- They were triumphant and he felt like a dashing young blade in football.
- In the nightclubs of wartime London, young blades trying to impress their girlfriends would turn up sometimes wearing German uniforms.
- I should mention that we young blades came from the north side of the bog, a distance of more than two miles.
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- Skate using Rollerblades: she loves to run, bike, blade, and explore the city (as noun blading) blading with the wind in your face...that’s really niceMore example sentences
- It is also home to a dynamic range of attractions and miles of wonderful beaches with paved paths for jogging, biking and blading.
- Judy loved ice-skating as much as Doug loved blading.
- Okay, we'll go back to my house and I'll change and we'll go blading.
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- Bikers, skaters and bladers from all over the district attended the demonstration.
- The challenge has taken members of the club for BMX bikers, skaters and bladers more than two months to complete.
- Young skaters, bladers and bikers are needed to help boost fundraising efforts for the proposed new wheel park.
Old English blæd 'leaf of a plant' (also in sense 2 of the noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch blad and German Blatt.
More definitions of bladeDefinition of blade in:
- The US English dictionary