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passe–partout

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noun passe–par·tout \ˌpas-pər-ˈtü, -ˌpär-\

Definition of passe–partout

  1. 1 :  master key

  2. 2 a :  5mat b :  a method of framing in which a picture, a mat, a glass, and a back (as of cardboard) are held together by strips of paper or cloth pasted over the edges

  3. 3 :  a strong paper gummed on one side and used especially for mounting pictures




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