Main definitions of gambado in English

: gambado1gambado2

gambado1

(also gambade)

Pronunciation /ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ//ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/

noun

  • A leap or bound, especially an exaggerated one.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    practical joke, trick, mischievous act, piece of mischief, joke, escapade, stunt, caper, jape, game, hoax, antic
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Origin

Early 19th century: from Spanish gambada, from gamba leg.

Pronunciation

gambado

/ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ//ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/

Main definitions of gambado in English

: gambado1gambado2

gambado2

Pronunciation /ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ//ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

gambado

/ɡamˈbeɪdəʊ//ɡamˈbɑːdəʊ/