Definition of passade in US English:

passade

noun

  • A movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse performs a 180° turn, with its forelegs describing a large circle and its hind legs a smaller one.

Origin

Mid 17th century: French, from Italian passata or Provençal passada, from medieval Latin passare ‘to pass’.

Pronunciation

passade

/pəˈsād/