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passado

[puh-sah-doh]
noun, plural pas·sa·dos, pas·sa·does. Fencing.
  1. a forward thrust with the weapon while advancing with one foot.
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Origin of passado

1580–90; alteration of Spanish pasada or Italian passata. See passade
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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.