passe-partout


passe–par·tout

noun \ˌpas-pər-ˈtü, -ˌpär-\

Definition of PASSE-PARTOUT

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

Origin of PASSE-PARTOUT

French, from passe partout pass everywhere
First Known Use: 1675

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