Spade FAQs:

Q: Is spade a tool primarily for digging?

A: Yes, and comprising a blade – typically narrower and less curved than that of a shovel – and a long handle.

Q: Was spade used as currency in ancient China?

A: Yes.

Q: Is spade a round piece of metal with a small tab that is placed in between two pipe flanges to give positive isolation from the centre?

A: Yes, usually to prevent cross contamination between fluids or to allow work on the line.

Q: Is spade a garden spade, which typically has a long handle, is wide, and is treaded?

A: Yes, An Irish spade is similar to a common garden spade, with the same general design, although it has a much thinner head.

Q: Is spade a symbol stylized from the idea of the tool?

A: Yes.

Q: Are spades made in many shapes and sizes?

A: Yes, for a variety of different functions and jobs, and there are many different designs used in spade manufacturing.

Q: Is spade in place?

A: Yes.

Q: Is spade a hand tool used to dig or loosen ground?

A: Yes, or to break up lumps in the soil.

Q: Were spades made of riven wood or of animal bones?

A: Yes, After the art of metalworking was developed, spades were made with sharper tips of metal.

Q: Is spade from Old English spadu, spædu or spada?

A: Yes, The same word is found in Old Frisian spade and Old Saxon spado.