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Two spades for different uses. The left one is for digging in the garden. The right one is for digging underground.

In gardening, a spade is a tool for digging. It is similar to a shovel. It has a straight handle. For some purposes the difference between a spade and a shovel is important. It is hard to move gravel with a spade but a proper shovel can do it.

In games, a spade is one of the four shapes or "suits" on playing cards.