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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *spatla, from Late Latin spatula, from classical Latin spatha. Compare spatola, a borrowed doublet.

NounEdit

spalla f (plural spalle)

  1. (anatomy, cut of meat, portion of a garment) shoulder
  2. (in the plural) back
  3. back, rear
  4. sidekick, second fiddle
  5. (theater, comedy) straight man, second banana

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