One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person whose job is to give political advice to government ministers.‘she went to work as a spad for the shadow security minister’
Early 21st century: short for special adviser.
The name of a number of French fighter aircraft used in the First World War.
Early 20th century: acronym from Société pour Aviation et ses dérivés, the company who designed the aircraft.
(on a railway) signal passed at danger.
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