gambado

1
[ gam-bey-doh ]
/ gæmˈbeɪ doʊ /
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noun, plural gam·ba·dos, gam·ba·does.

either of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups.
any long gaiter or legging.

Nearby words

  1. gamahuche,
  2. gamaliel,
  3. gamay,
  4. gamba,
  5. gamba stop,
  6. gambel's quail,
  7. gambeson,
  8. gambetta,
  9. gambetta, léon,
  10. gambia

Origin of gambado

1
1650–60; < Italian gamb(a) leg + -ado -ade1

gambado

2
[ gam-bey-doh ]
/ gæmˈbeɪ doʊ /

noun, plural gam·ba·dos, gam·ba·does.

a spring or leap by a horse.
a caper or antic.
Also gam·bade [gam-beyd, -bahd] /gæmˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑd/.

Origin of gambado

2
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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British Dictionary definitions for gambado

gambado

1
/ (ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ) /

noun plural -dos or -does

either of two leather holders for the feet attached to a horse's saddle-like stirrups
either of a pair of leggings

Word Origin for gambado

C17: from Italian gamba leg, from Late Latin: leg, hoof; see jamb

noun plural -bados, -badoes or -bades

dressage another word for curvet
a leap or gambol; caper

Word Origin for gambado

C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg

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