Pass boat(Naut.), a punt, or similar boat.Pass book. (a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See Bank book.Pass box (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece. Pass check, a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning.

(Pass"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. passable.]

1. Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.

His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel.

2. Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.

With men as with false money — one piece is more or less passable than another.

Could they have made this slander passable.

3. Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.

My version will appear a passable beauty when the original muse is absent.

(Pass"a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being passable.

(Pass"a*bly), adv. Tolerably; moderately.

(||Pas`sa*ca*glia ||Pas`sa*ca*glio) n. [Sp. pasacalle a certain tune on the guitar, prop., a tune played in passing through the streets.] (Mus.) An old Italian or Spanish dance tune, in slow three- four measure, with divisions on a ground bass, resembling a chaconne.

(Pas*sade" Pas*sa"do) n. [F. passade; cf. Sp. pasada. See Pass, v. i.]

1. (Fencing) A pass or thrust. Shak.

3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.

4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.

5. State of things; condition; predicament.

Have his daughters brought him to this pass.

Matters have been brought to this pass.

6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.

A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.

7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. Shak.

8. Estimation; character. [Obs.]

Common speech gives him a worthy pass.

9. [Cf. Passus.] A part; a division. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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