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Topic: TOOLS

Language: Old English
Origin: blæd

blade

noun
     
blade S3 [countable]
1TZ the flat cutting part of a tool or weapon [↪ edge]
blade of
The blade of the knife flashed in the moonlight.
2TTWDH the flat wide part of an object that pushes against air or water:
the blade of an oar
3

blade of grass

HBP a single thin flat piece of grass
4DSO the metal part on the bottom of an ice-skate
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