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[puh-sah-doh] /pəˈsɑ doʊ/
noun, plural passados, passadoes. Fencing.
a forward thrust with the weapon while advancing with one foot.
Origin of passado
1580-90; alteration of Spanish pasada or Italian passata. See passade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And now tell me this: When you slew Cormac of the Cliffs, what passado did you use?

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • Laugh and ask: 'What will the passado cost, Fencing-master Allerts?

  • But he is a knight; his honour will give the passado in the presence to-morrow night; I hope he will deserve.

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