Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low leap of a horse in which all four feet leave the ground.
  • n. A leaping or gamboling movement.
  • n. Either of a pair of protective leather gaiters attached to a saddle.
  • n. A rider's legging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of a pair of protective leather gaiters on a saddle
  • n. gambade (leaping movement)

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by gambado2) of French gambade, from Italian gambata, from Old Italian; see gambol.
From Italian gamba, leg, from Old Italian; see gambol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • A capering, leaping or gamboling movement. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008

  • From "The Mikado", end of Act I, Katisha

    In vain you interrupt with this tornado!
    He is the only son of your -
    I'll spoil Your gay gambado!
    He is the son of your -

    October 12, 2007