A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape surfaces or materials. A blade may be made from a flaking stone, such as flint, metal, ceramic, or other material.

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  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. 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. A sword or knife.
  9. A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.
  10. A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
  11. The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
  12. A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
  13. A dashing young man.
  14. A homosexual, usually male.
  15. Thin plate, foil.
  16. The principal rafters of a roof.
  17. The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell.


  1. To skate on rollerblades.
  2. To furnish with a blade.
  3. To put forth or have a blade.

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