passade(redirected from passades)
Related to passades: passado
1. A dressage technique in which the horse turns in a circle, with the hindlegs making a smaller circle than the forelegs.
2. A passing flirtation or romance: "How can it be that the sympathy between two people like ourselves ... should end from one day to another like a mere passade?" (Edith Wharton).
[French, passado, passade, from Italian passata, from passare, to pass; see passage2.]
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage the act of moving back and forth in the same place
[C17: via French from Italian passata, from passare to pass]