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blade

1. the flattened expanded part of a leaf, sepal, or petal
2. the long narrow leaf of a grass or related plant
3. Archaeol a long thin flake of flint, possibly used as a tool
4. short for shoulder blade

blade

[blād]
(botany)
The broad, flat portion of a leaf. Also known as lamina.
(electricity)
A flat moving conductor in a switch.
(engineering)
A broad, flat arm of a fan, turbine, or propeller.
The broad, flat surface of a bulldozer or snowplow by which the material is moved.
The part of a cutting tool, such as a saw, that cuts.
(vertebrate zoology)
A single plate of baleen.

blade

1. The flat metal surface of a trowel with which plaster is applied.
2. The cutting part of a knife, plane, etc.
3. The broad, slightly concave surface of a bulldozer, or the like, which pushes the material being moved.
4. One of the principal rafters of a roof.
5. To remove, spread, or level a material such as dirt, or gravel by the use of a grader.

blade

i. A rotating airfoil driven by a helicopter engine to produce vertical lift. Also called a rotor blade.
ii. A rotating airfoil driven by an aircraft engine to produce a thrust force approximately in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called a propeller blade. It is restricted to that part of a propeller arm or of a rotating wing from the shank outward (i.e., that part having an efficient airfoil shape that cleaves the air). See propeller.
iii. A rotating airfoil that is a part of a compressor in a gas turbine engine. Also called a compressor blade.

blade

One component in a system that is designed to accept some number of components (blades). Blades can be individual servers or clients that plug into a single cabinet or individual port cards that add connectivity to a switch. A blade is typically a hot swappable hardware device, but a software architecture could use the blade terminology as well. See blade server and blade PC.
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You can also get lessons there--not a bad idea when it comes to competing with the hordes of expert bladers who turn out for Friday Night Fever.
The lighting and costumes, allied to the introduction of two exceptional roller bladers and the strong man antics of Jens 'Cube Man' Jensen, ensured there was plenty to please on an evening that literally flashed in front of everyone's eyes.
They said they were rushed off their feet dealing with roller bladers falling at the same place.
The tragedy happened just four days after West Lothian Council announced plans to erect gates and re-surface the area to stop the bladers.
With what onetime Venice resident Jim Morrison might have called a "soft parade" occasionally intruding - bladers and beggars, bicyclists and buskers - the area has a quality of street theater, especially as Alexander gamely forges ahead in the face of all the distractions.
This project will include approximately 350 lf of public esplanade that will serve pedestrians, roller bladers, bikes and provide lighting, street furniture and supporting utilities.
The Dubai Autodrome, open to cyclists, joggers and roller bladers on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9pm.
SKATEBOARDERS, bikers and bladers are in for a good time after works to extend a community park got under way in a South Tyneside village.
To dissuade bikers, bladers, and just about everyone but the Bacon boys, the flatbottom will simmer constantly at 275 degrees.
A local artist will work with boarders, bladers and bikers as well as users of the neighbouring Hambleton Leisure Centre, floodlit pitch and Stone Cross playing fields.
We are thrilled there are so many bladers of all ages wanting to participate and we are looking forward to another intense tournament with some of the top bladers in North America.