- 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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- 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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