(also gambade ɡamˈbeɪdɡamˈbɑːd)
noun (plural gambados or gambadoes)
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.
Early 19th century: from Spanish gambada, from gamba 'leg'.
Words that rhyme with gambadocarbonado, dado, Feydeau, Oviedo, Toledo, tornado
Mid 17th century: from Italian gamba 'leg' + -ado.
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