Meaning of passe-partout
Pronunciation: (pas"pär-t' Fr. päs-par-t'), [key]
— pl. -touts
- something that passes everywhere or provides a universal means of passage.
- a master key; skeleton key.
- an ornamental mat for a picture.
- 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.
- paper prepared for this purpose.