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n. pl. pas·sa·dos or pas·sa·does
A fencing maneuver in which the foil is thrust forward and one foot advanced at the same time.

[Alteration of French passade; see passade.]


n, pl -tos
(Fencing) fencing a step forward and a thrust with the sword


(pəˈsɑ doʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
(in fencing) a forward thrust with the weapon while advancing with one foot.
[1580–90; alter. of Sp pasada or Italian passata. See pass, -ade1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passado - (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
knife thrust, stab, thrust - a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
remise - (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
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He came to the contest, it is true, with no weapons more formidable than common sense, and some little knowledge of the habits of his country as contrasted with that of his adversary; but with these homebred implements he never failed to repulse the father with something of the power with which a nervous cudgel player would deal with a skilful master of the rapier, setting at nought his passados by the direct and unanswerable arguments of a broken head and a shivered weapon.
No caso de Joana, Violante, Leonor de Sa, e de outras mulheres e de outros homens, suas historias construidas a partir da narracao das viagens que empreenderam, dos relatos das guerras movidas em Goa, dos naufragios; nas descricoes das festividades hindus, sao mais do que meros relatos dos acontecimentos passados. Elas formam um caldo cultural representativo de um periodo, de uma nacao, refletindo no presente a imagem caleidoscopica sob a qual a memoria cultural ganha espaco para novas abordagens e redefinicoes.
A mae recasara passados apenas dois anos de viuvez.
SALT CODSWALLOP After 25 years working here, Portugese ex Cambridge prof and buff TV boffin Joao Magueijo has topped the best-sellers back home with his book Bifes Mal Passados (Undercooked Steaks) saying the British are all sex-mad drunks.