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spadille Line breaks: spa|dille
Pronunciation: /spəˈdɪl/

Definition of spadille in English:


(In the card games ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades.
Example sentences
  • If the next player has the spadille and no other trumps he need not play the spadille, but may play any card.
  • The black aces are always Matadors: the Ace of Spades is spadille and is always the highest trump card and the Ace of Clubs is basta, which is always the third highest trump.


Late 17th century: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada 'sword' (see spade2).

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