Definition of gambol:
capriole, period of play, child's play, antic, run around, shoo-in, amuse, looseness, gaming, runaway, rollick, swordplay, capriole, laugher, free rein, frisk, walkaway, lark about, manoeuvre, romp, play, lark, fun, turn, joke, tomboy, caper, playing period, shimmer, prank, gambling, blowout, dramatic play, cavort, disport, work, frolic, dance, divert, boast, feature, drama, bid, sport, skylark, put-on, maneuver, hoyden, job, trick.
My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music: It is not madness That I have uttered: bring me to the test, And I the matter will re- word; which madness Would gambol from.- "Hamlet", William Shakespeare.
- "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
They answered this question all together, in a sort of chanting chorus, the words being as follows: We're the jolly Tottenhots; We do not like the day, But in the night 'tis our delight To gambol, skip and play.- "The Patchwork Girl of Oz", L. Frank Baum.