noun gam·bade \(ˈ)gam¦bād, -bäd\

Definition of gambade



  1. :  2gambado a particularly explosive gambade that assaulted the rider after he had completely left the saddle — P. A. Rollins in his early youth … had himself tried musical and poetic gambades — Francis Hackett

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Origin and Etymology of gambade

French — more at gambol

First Known Use: 1803

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a trip made at another's expense

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