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Noun: blade  bleyd
  1. The flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
     
  2. Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    - leaf blade
     
  3. Something long and thin resembling a blade of grass
    "a blade of lint on his suit"
     
  4. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    - sword, brand, steel
     
  5. A cut of beef from the shoulder blade
     
  6. A broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
     
  7. The part of the skate that slides on the ice
     
  8. Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
    - vane
     
  9. A dashing young man
    "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
Verb: blade  bleyd
  1. (sport) travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
    - Rollerblade

Derived forms: blades, bladed, blading

Type of: anatomical structure, arm, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, cut of beef, cutting implement, foliage, leaf, leafage, ribbon, rotating mechanism, runner, skate, spring chicken, structure, thread, weapon, weapon system, young person, younker, youth

Part of: aerogenerator, ax [US], axe [Brit, Cdn], chopper, chuck, chuck steak, copter, eggbeater, helicopter, ice skate, knife, lawn mower, mower, oar, pair of scissors, propeller, propellor, scissors, spatula, turbine, whirlybird [N. Amer], wind generator, windmill

Encyclopedia: Blade