(In the card games ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades.
More 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).
Definition of spadille in:
- The US English dictionary