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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fencing maneuver in which the foil is thrust forward and one foot advanced at the same time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as passade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Alteration of French passade; see passade.

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