noun, plural pas·sa·dos, pas·sa·does. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for passado

Historical Examples of passado

  • 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.