Gambowl means: This is a slang noun that is used and understood mostly by Brummies from Birmingham, UK and Yam Yams from the surrounding area of the Black Country. This noun describes the act of moving forward on the ground. The rest of the nation often refers to it as a “forward roll”. Many Brummies use the term ‘gambowl” instead of forward roll’, and few outsiders seem to be able to comprehend this expression. Gambowl spelling is a matter of debate, since it is not commonly written but is mainly used for speech. Gambole, gamboul and gambol are all variations of the spelling gambowl A Facebook group, titled “it’s not foward roll it’s an agambowl”, is working to spread awareness about the word. (in Community Dictionary, added by Coby Walter)
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