flaght spade

1) The special spade used for cutting flaghts.

1639 Item two turfe Spads, two flaght spads, two dicking spads, Swinsty. The word fleer [flayer] was next to turfe spades in a Slaidburn inventory in 1719 so this may have had the same meaning. See flaying spade.

dates 1639 1719

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