- either of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups.
- any long gaiter or legging.
Origin of gambado1
1650–60; < Italian gamb(a) leg + -ado -ade1
- a spring or leap by a horse.
- a caper or antic.
Also gam·bade [gam-beyd, -bahd] /gæmˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑd/.
Origin of gambado2
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Examples from the Web for gambado
Now this angel might be a daughter of Doctor Gambado's, or she might be his scullery-maid.
Doctor Gambado, however, found that Fame did not desert him nor his practice.
Doctor Gambado declared they had only just stept out of the carriage.
And Doctor Gambado and his friend John returned to town satisfied.
But Doctor Gambado insisted upon it, that he must ride on horseback.
- either of two leather holders for the feet attached to a horse's saddle-like stirrups
- either of a pair of leggings
C17: from Italian gamba leg, from Late Latin: leg, hoof; see jamb
gambade (ɡæmˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑːd)
- dressage another word for curvet
- a leap or gambol; caper
C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg
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