trenching spade


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Noun1.trenching spade - a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenchestrenching spade - a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches
hand shovel - a shovel that is operated by hand
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Keep a sharpened, long-handled trenching spade handy to cut any roots that disrupt hole excavation.
exposed below the thin bark of a log by someone with a trenching spade.
Many names describe the same class of tools: perennial spades, poaching spades (pictured), drain spades, trenching spades, and floral spades.