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blade

Pronunciation: /bleɪd/

Translation of blade in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of knife, razor, saw, sword) hoja (feminine); (of ice skate) cuchilla (feminine)
    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.
    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.
    1.2 (sword) [literary/literario] acero (masculine) [literary/literario]
    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.
  • 3 [Botany/Botánica] 3.1 (of grass) brizna (feminine) not a blade of grass will grow there ahí no crece ni una brizna de hierba 3.2 (of leaf, petal) limbo (masculine)
    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.
    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.
  • 4 (young man) [archaic] gallardo joven (masculine)
    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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