Definition of Gambet

1. n. Any bird of the genuis Totanus. See Tattler.



Definition of Gambet

1. a red-legged wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gambet

1. Any bird of the genuis Totanus. See Tattler. Origin: Fr. Gambette, or It. Gambetta. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambet

gamays
gamb
gamba
gambada
gambade
gambades
gambado
gambadoed
gambadoes
gambados
gambas
gambe
gambes
gambeson
gambesons
gambet (current term)
gambets
gambetta
gambettas
gambia
gambias
gambiers
gambir
gambirs
gambison
gambisons
gambist
gambists
gambit

Literary usage of Gambet

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1. A History of British Birds: The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"... THE gambet. (Tringa gambetta, Lin—La gambette, Buff.,) THIS is the Chevalier Rouge of Brisson, and the Red-legged Horseman of Albin. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A name of the redshank, 1'n- tanus calidris, and hence of other species of the same genus. See Totanus. gambet-snipe (gam 'bet -snip), u. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1813)
"This word is here Englished gambit, and not gambet ; which latter form we should ... An admirable gambet is detailed at p. 208.; which we advise and exhort ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1862)
"... and the feet reddish ; it feeds chiefly on small fresh water mollusks and insects. The red shank gambet ( T. ... The wood gambet {T. glareola, ..."

5. Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds by George Montagu, James Rennie (1831)
"GALL WELL DRAKE — A name for the Land Rail. gambet ... gambet Sandpiper, Br. Zool. 2. No. 198. t. 70.— Arct , Zool. 2. No. 394. — Lath. Syn. 5. p. 167.9. ..."

6. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1822)
"AN ATTEMPT TO ANALYSE A NEW DEFENCE OF THE KING'S gambet. j W.—. ... The powerful attack the gambet-player has acquired by the sacrifice of his Ks Kt would ..."

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