noun plural mauvais pas (-ˈpɑː, -ˈpɑːz)
mountaineering a place that presents a particular difficulty on a climb or walk
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- mauthner's sheath,
- mauvais quart d'heure,
- mauvaise foi,
- mauve decade,
Word Origin for mauvais pas
C19: from French: bad step
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