Gambadoes
Gambadoes Gam*ba"does, n. pl. [I. or Sp. gamba leg. See {Gambol}, n.] Same as {Gamashes}. [1913 Webster]

His thin legs tenanted a pair of gambadoes fastened at the side with rusty clasps. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • gambadoes — n. spring or leap of a horse; gaiter (particularly fixed to saddle); legging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gambado — gambado1 /gam bay doh/, n., pl. gambados, gambadoes. 1. either of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups. 2. any long gaiter or legging. [1650 60; < It gamb(a) leg + ado ADE1] gambado2 /gam bay doh/, n …   Universalium

  • gambado — I. gamˈbā(ˌ)dō, bä( noun (plural gambadoes also gambados) Etymology: perhaps modification (influenced by English ado in such words as bastinado, palisado) of Italian gambale boot top, legging, greave, from gamba leg 1. : a long boot or legging… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gambol — Gam bol, n. [OE. gambolde, gambaulde, F. gambade, gambol, fr. It. gambata kick, fr. L. gamba leg, akin to F. jambe, OF. also, gambe, fr. L. gamba, hoof or perh. joint: cf. Gr. ? a binding, winding, W., Ir. & Gael. cam crooked; perhaps akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambado — [gam beɪdəʊ, bα:dəʊ] (also gambade beɪd, bα:d) noun (plural gambados or gambadoes) a horse s leap. Origin C19: from Sp. gambada, from gamba leg …   English new terms dictionary

  • gambado — I. /gæmˈbeɪdoʊ/ (say gam baydoh) noun (plural gambados or gambadoes) 1. one of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups. 2. any long gaiter or leggings. {Italian gamba leg + suffix ado} II. /gæmˈbeɪdoʊ/… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gambade —   n. horse s leap; caper.    ♦ gambadoes, n.pl. gaiters, especially attached to saddle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gambado —   n. horse s leap; caper.    ♦ gambadoes, n.pl. gaiters, especially attached to saddle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gambado — [gam bā′dō] n. pl. gambados or gambadoes 1. [altered < Fr gambade < Prov gambado < It gambata, a kick < gamba, leg: see GAMB] a) a curvetting leap, as by a horse b) a prank or antic 2. [< It gamba, a leg] …   English World dictionary

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