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gam·ba·do 1

n. pl. gam·ba·does or gam·ba·dos
1. A low leap of a horse in which all four feet leave the ground.
2. A leaping or gamboling movement.

[Alteration (influenced by gambado) of French gambade, from Italian gambata, from Old Italian; see gambol.]

gam·ba·do 2

n. pl. gam·ba·does or gam·ba·dos
1. Either of a pair of protective leather gaiters attached to a saddle.
2. A rider's legging.

[From Italian gamba, leg, from Old Italian; see gambol.]
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n, pl -dos or -does
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) either of two leather holders for the feet attached to a horse's saddle-like stirrups
2. (Clothing & Fashion) either of a pair of leggings
[C17: from Italian gamba leg, from Late Latin: leg, hoof; see jamb]


(ɡæmˈbeɪdəʊ) or


n, pl -bados, -badoes or -bades
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage another word for curvet
2. a leap or gambol; caper
[C19: from French gambade spring (of a horse), ultimately from Spanish or Italian gamba leg]
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(gæmˈbeɪ doʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
1. a large protective boot or gaiter fixed to a saddle instead of a stirrup.
2. any long gaiter or legging.
[1650–60; < Italian gamb(a) leg + -ado -ade1]


(gæmˈbeɪ doʊ)

also gam•bade

(-ˈbeɪd, -ˈbɑd)

n., pl. -ba•dos, -ba•does also -bades.
1. a spring or leap by a horse.
2. caper; antic.
[1810–20; probably a pseudo-Sp alter. of French gambade a leap or spring]
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One only lingered, the black-browed Baron Brocas, who, making a gambade which brought him within arm-sweep of the serf, slashed him across the face with his riding-whip.
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Effective from January 15, 2018, Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, recently announced the appointment of Wilfrid Gambade as President DSM Dyneema.
Une fillette que l'habillement associe a la bourgeoisie gambade dans les champs, dans un decor bucolique.
He will be responsible for sales management of the personal care business, including global commercial management of the group, distributor relationships, key account management, sales forecasting and various other functions key to achieving highly ambitious growth targets defined in DSM's corporate strategy "Driving Profitable Growth." In this role, he will continue reporting to Wilfrid Gambade, president personal care and aroma ingredients, and will be a member of the personal care and aroma ingredients management team.
This makes it the perfect location for a technical center that represents a giant stride forward in our commitment to our customers in China and Asia Pacific," said Wilfrid Gambade, president DSM Personal Care.
She will report to Wilfrid Gambade, president, DSM Personal Care.
Our R&D investments into this key technology along with our activities on the supply chain will help fuel the growth of our skin care business," said Wilfrid Gambade, president, DSM Personal Care.