gambade

gambado

2 [gam-bey-doh]
noun, plural gambados, gambadoes.
1.
a spring or leap by a horse.
2.
a caper or antic.
Also, gambade [gam-beyd, -bahd] .


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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gambado1 (ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ)
 
n , 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
 
[C17: from Italian gamba leg, from Late Latin: leg, hoof; see jamb]

gambado or gambade2 (ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ, ɡæmˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑːd)
 
n , pl -bados, -badoes, -bades
1.  dressage another word for curvet
2.  a leap or gambol; caper
 
[C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg]
 
gambade or gambade2
 
n
 
[C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg]

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