• To skate on rollerblades.
  • To furnish with a blade.
  • To put forth or have a blade.
  • To stab with a blade
  • To cut (a person) so as to provoke bleeding.


  • From Middle English blade, blad, from Old English blæd ("leaf"), from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European, from *bʰleh₃-
  • See also West Frisian bled, Dutch blad, German Blatt, Danish blad, Irish bláth ("flower"), Welsh blodyn ("flower"), Tocharian A pält, Tocharian B pilta ("leaf"), Albanian fletë ("leaf"). Similar usage in Sägeblatt. blat. More at blow.

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