verb (blad, ing)
- The sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil, e.g., a knife, chisel, or screwdriver.
- thin, Thin plate, foil.
- The flat or expanded part of a leaf or petal of a plant
- Any weapon or tool consisting of a blade (sword, knife, etc.)
- Any of the arms of a propeller. E.g., The plane has a four blade propeller.
- (context, ultimate frisbee) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
- (context, rowing) An oar.
- (context, sailing) A rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard.
- (context, slang, mainly, US) A homosexual, usually male.
- (archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide.
Etymology: blíd "leaf", from Germanic . Cognate with Dutch blad, German Blatt "leaf".
- (professional wrestling) To cut oneself intentionally, almost always on the forehead, with a small razor to induce bleeding during a match.
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