passade definition by Webster's New World
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Horsemanship the movement of a horse backward and forward over the same course
Origin: French ; from Italian passata ; from passare, pass ; from VL: see passacaglia
passade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A dressage technique in which the horse is made to course repeatedly over the same spot.
- 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).
Origin: French, passado, passade, from Italian passata, from passare, to pass; see passage2.