Main meanings of gambado in English

: gambado1gambado2

gambado1

nounplural noun gambados, plural noun gambadoes

(also gambade)
  • A leap or bound, especially an exaggerated one.

    ‘Now it is well, thou art mounted, fly with the speed of the wind, and linger not in making those gambados - thy skill in horsemanship has not been cast away on careless eyes.’
    • ‘Lepage Cranbrook, wealthy gadfly and amateur detective, dons a skeleton mask when situations arise that call for The Boneyard Man, that macabre spirit of justice who canters through the night performing breathtaking gambadoes over the heads of criminal wrongdoers.’
    practical joke, trick, mischievous act, piece of mischief, joke, escapade, stunt, caper, jape, game, hoax, antic

Pronunciation

gambado

/ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ/ /ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/

Origin

Early 17th century from French gambade (see gambol).

Main meanings of gambado in English

: gambado1gambado2

gambado2

nounplural noun gambados, plural noun gambadoes

  • A gaiter, typically one attached to a saddle to protect a rider's leg from the weather.

    • ‘And so it proved, as the lost gambado was afterwards found on the road, having dropped from the saddle and his leg without his perceiving the loss of it.’

Pronunciation

gambado

/ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ/ /ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/

Origin

Mid 17th century from Italian gamba ‘leg’ + -ado.