noun, plural spadefuls.
the amount that can be dug out with or carried on a spade.
- Spade guinea
noun 1. (Brit, history) a guinea decorated with a spade-shaped shield, coined during the reign of George III
noun 1. a tool for digging, having an iron blade adapted for pressing into the ground with the foot and a long handle commonly with a grip or crosspiece at the top, and with the blade usually narrower and flatter than that of a shovel. 2. some implement, piece, or part resembling this. 3. a […]
noun 1. preliminary or initial work, such as the gathering of data, on which further activity is to be based. noun 1. dull or routine preparatory work
noun 1. (English, dialect) a sparrow