Horsemanship the movement of a horse backward and forward over the same course
Origin of passadeFrench ; from Italian passata ; from passare, pass ; from VL: see passacaglia
- A dressage technique in which the horse turns in a circle, with the hindlegs making a smaller circle than the forelegs.
- A passing flirtation or romance: “How can it be that the sympathy between two people like ourselves &ellipsis; should end from one day to another like a mere passade?” (Edith Wharton).
Origin of passadeFrench, passado, passade, from Italian passata, from passare, to pass; see passage2.