1. [syn: passkey, passe-partout, master key, master]
2. a mounting for a picture using gummed tape;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
passe-partout \passe`-par`tout"\, Passe partout \Passe"
par`tout"\(p[aum]s` p[aum]r`t[=oo]"), n. [F., from passer to
pass + partout everywhere.]
1. That by which one can pass anywhere; a safe-conduct.
2. A master key; a latchkey. [WordNet sense 1]
3. A light picture frame or mat of cardboard, wood, or the
like, usually put between the picture and the glass, and
sometimes serving for several pictures.
4. A strip of adhesive paper or gummed tape used to mount a
picture between a piece of glass and a backing. [WordNet
5. The method of mounting a picture between a piece of glass
and a backing, using a passe-partout.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: key that secures entrance everywhere [syn: passkey,
passe-partout, master key, master]
2: a mounting for a picture using gummed tape