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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.]
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n, pl -tos
(Fencing) fencing a step forward and a thrust with the sword
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n., pl. -dos, -does.
(in fencing) a forward thrust with the weapon while advancing with one foot.
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|Noun||1.||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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