gambado

noun (1)
gam·ba·do | \gam-ˈbā-(ˌ)dō \
plural gambadoes also gambados

Definition of gambado 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a horseman's legging

gambado

noun (2)
plural gambadoes also gambados

Definition of gambado (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a spring of a horse

2 : caper, gambol

First Known Use of gambado

Noun (1)

1625, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gambado

Noun (1)

perhaps borrowed from Italian gambale "legging, greave" (from gamba "leg" (going back to Late Latin) + -ale, noun suffix of appurtenance, from -ale -al entry 1), with final conformed to -ado, suffix generalized from Spanish-origin borrowings such as renegado renegade entry 1 — more at jamb

Noun (2)

borrowed from French gambade, with final conformed to -ado, suffix generalized from Spanish-origin borrowings such as renegado renegade entry 1 — more at gambol entry 2

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