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gambado1

[gam-bey-doh] /gæmˈbeɪ doʊ/
noun, plural gambados, gambadoes.
1.
either of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups.
2.
any long gaiter or legging.
Origin of gambado1
1650-1660
1650-60; < Italian gamb(a) leg + -ado -ade1

gambado2

[gam-bey-doh] /gæmˈbeɪ doʊ/
noun, plural gambados, gambadoes.
1.
a spring or leap by a horse.
2.
a caper or antic.
Also, gambade
[gam-beyd, -bahd] /gæmˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1810-20; probably a pseudo-Spanish alteration of French gambade a leap or spring, perhaps < Provençal cambado, gambado, equivalent to gamb(a) leg (see jamb1) + -ado -ade1
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Examples from the Web for gambado
Historical Examples
  • Now this angel might be a daughter of Doctor gambado's, or she might be his scullery-maid.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • Doctor gambado, however, found that Fame did not desert him nor his practice.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • Doctor gambado declared they had only just stept out of the carriage.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • And Doctor gambado and his friend John returned to town satisfied.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • But Doctor gambado insisted upon it, that he must ride on horseback.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • Pray, sir, had you any previous acquaintance with Doctor gambado?

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • You have told the court, sir, that you purchased the horse of Doctor gambado?

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • I considered, to my great surprise, that Doctor gambado sold the horse.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • Few things gave greater offence in that day to the Faculty, than Dr. gambado's system of practice.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
  • The footman came in to announce that his master was ready to receive Doctor gambado and his friend.

    Geoffery Gambado William Henry Bunbury
British Dictionary definitions for gambado

gambado1

/ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ/
noun (pl) -dos, -does
1.
either of two leather holders for the feet attached to a horse's saddle-like stirrups
2.
either of a pair of leggings
Word Origin
C17: from Italian gamba leg, from Late Latin: leg, hoof; see jamb

gambado2

/ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ/
noun (pl) -bados, -badoes, -bades
1.
(dressage) another word for curvet
2.
a leap or gambol; caper
Word Origin
C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg
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