Definition of spadille in English:

spadille

noun

  • (in the card games ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades.

    • ‘The black aces are always Matadors: the Ace of Spades is spadille and is always the highest trump card and the Ace of Clubs is basta, which is always the third highest trump.’
    • ‘If the next player has the spadille and no other trumps he need not play the spadille, but may play any card.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada ‘sword’ (see spade).

Pronunciation

spadille

/spəˈdɪl/