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One of the nicknames given to the job of mortarman in the U.S. military, in reference to the fact that mortarmen are not necessarily on the direct front lines. It is under the belief that a mortar team sits in the "rear" waiting for a fire mission to send rounds down range, while playing the card game "spades", a game that can be very long, and easy to pick up if interrupted.
PFC Schmuckatelli may be a dumb machine gunner, but at least he ain't a lazy spade
by skafiend167 Aug 4, 2009 add a video