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- (obsolete) A dashing swordsman.
- (dated) A dashing youth.
- (colloquial, dated) A gay person, or person displaying homosexual qualities.
- 1941 Jonathan Daniels - Tar Heels: A Portrait of North Carolina
- At college he was a gay blade who played the guitar or one of the instruments for the accompaniment of song.