The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pass \Pass\, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer
to pass. See Pass, v. i.]
1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing;
especially, one through or over some dangerous or
otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a
ford; as, a mountain pass.
"Try not the pass!" the old man said. --Longfellow.
2. (Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike
an adversary. --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. --Shak.
Matters have been brought to this pass. --South.
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. --Shak.
9. [Cf. Passus.] A part; a division. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
10. (Sports) In football, hockey, and other team sports, a
transfer of the ball, puck, etc., to another player of
one's own team, usually at some distance. In American
football, the pass is through the air by an act of
throwing the ball.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
Pass boat (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat.
(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.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PASS BOOK, com. law. A book used by merchants with their customers, in which
an entry of goods sold and delivered to a customer is made.
2. It is kept by the buyer, and sent to the merchant whenever he wishes
to purchase any. article. It ought to be a counterpart of the merchant's
books, as far as regards the customer's account.
3. Among English bankers, the term pass book is given to a small book
made up from time to time, from the banker's ledger, and forwarded to the
customer; this is not considered as a statement of account between the
parties, yet when the customer neglects for a long time to make any
objection to the correctness of the entries he will be bound by them. 2 Atk.
252; 2 Deac. & Ch. 534; 2 M. & W. 2.