long-handled spade


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Noun1.long-handled spade - a spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditcheslong-handled spade - a spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches
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If you have never gardened before, you can't go wrong with a long-handled spade and fork, and a hand-held trowel and fork.
Incidentally, Americans and Europeans who prefer the long-handled spade with its leverage pivoted on the thigh believe the British love-hate relationship with the short-handled spade is responsible for much of the nation's back problems.
In general, if the spade is to be used primarily for digging, dividing perennials, or planting and transplanting, a long-handled spade is most useful.