pase

[pah-sey]
noun
  1. (in bullfighting) a maneuver by a bullfighter with the capa or muleta to gain the attention of the bull and to guide the course of its attack.

Origin of pase

1935–40; < Spanish: literally, a pass, noun use of pase let him pass, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of pasar to pass
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pase

noun
  1. bullfighting a movement of the cape or muleta by a matador to attract the bull's attention and guide its attack

Word Origin for pase

from Spanish, literally: pass
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