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spadille

Line breaks: spa|dille
Pronunciation: /spəˈdɪl
 
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Definition of spadille in English:

noun

(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.

Origin

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

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