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passe-par•tout



Pronunciation: (pas"pär-tOO'; Fr. päs-par-tOO'), [key]
n.,
pl. -toutsPronunciation: (-tOOz'; Fr. -tOO'). [key]

1. something that passes everywhere or provides a universal means of passage.
2. a master key; skeleton key.
3. an ornamental mat for a picture.
4. a method of framing in which a piece of glass is placed over a picture and is affixed to a backing by means of adhesive strips of paper or other material pasted over the edges.
5. paper prepared for this purpose.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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