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English

Band saw blades

Etymology

Old English blæd ‘leaf’, from Germanic *bladaz. Cognate with Danish and Dutch blad, German Blatt ‘leaf’, probably with Latin folium too[1].

Pronunciation

Noun

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Knife blades

Singular
blade

Plural
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blade ({{{1}}})
  1. The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.
  2. The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
  3. The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
  4. (botany) The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
  5. A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
  6. A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
  7. The flat part of the tongue.
  8. (poetic) A sword or knife.
  9. (archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide. A long flake.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
  12. (dated) A dashing young man.
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A homosexual, usually male.
  14. Thin plate, foil.

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References

(archaeology) Creswell Crags

Verb

Infinitive
to blade

Third person singular
blades

Simple past
bladed

Past participle
-

Present participle
blading

to blade (third-person singular simple present blades, present participle blading, simple past and past participle bladed)
  1. (informal) To skate on rollerblades.

Derived terms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Etymology according to ODS: "muligvis beslægtet med lat. folium"

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