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Ambush appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Deliver an allegro tacit song, or play oratory ambush so Pa sees a posh sub may rot a royal prognosticator gel Lana reviled.
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Definition of the noun ambush

What does ambush mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambushes

  1. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Definition of the verb ambush

What does ambush mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ambushed | ambushing | ambushes

  1. wait in hiding to attack
  2. hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

Alternative definition of the verb ambush


  1. [transitive] To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  2. [transitive] To attack by ambush; to waylay.


  1. "Ambush" is a 1999 Finnish war film directed by Olli Saarela. Literally "The Road to Rukajärvi", the film debuted on 22 January 1999 in Finland, after which it was released internationally. The film is based on a book written by Antti Tuuri and its leads are played by Peter Franzén as Lt. Eero Perkola and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola's love.
  2. "Ambush" is a 1950 western film directed by Sam Wood and starring Robert Taylor, John Hodiak and Arlene Dahl. This was the last film directed by Sam Wood. The plot is based based on the serial story Ambush by Luke Short in The Saturday Evening Post.
  3. "Ambush" a.k.a. "Heat Team" is a 2004 action, crime. drama film written by Kin Chung Chan, Hing-Ka Chan and directed by Dante Lam.
  4. "Ambush" is a 1973 action adventure film written by Yang Chiang and directed by Meng Hua Ho.
  5. "Ambush" a.k.a. "Incident at Blood Pass": Machibuse is a 1970 Japanese drama film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki.
  6. "Ambush" is a film, directed by Kristofer Weston.
  7. "Ambush" is a 1939 film directed by Kurt Neumann.
  8. "Ambush" is a film, directed by Jim Steel.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (19 years ago)


Ambush a.k.a. Ambush! is a man-to-man wargame developed by Avalon Hill. It was released under Avalon's Victory Games label and was developed by Eric Lee Smith and John Butterfield. In 1984, Ambush! won the Origins Award for Best 20th Century Boardgame of 1983. It has been out of print since Avalon Hill was disbanded in 1998.

  • publisher: Avalon Hill


  1. "Ambush" is a musical album of Tygers of Pan Tang.
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  2. "Ambush": Ambush is the second studio album for the band Ambush. It includes the singles "In This Room", "She Doesn't Come Close" and "Take My Picture".
    • genre: Country
    • released in (7 years ago)
  3. "Ambush" is a musical album of Lateef & The Chief & Lateef & The Chief.
    • released on (11 years ago)


Ambush is a Canadian country music group, formed in 1993 in Ottawa, and now based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • genre: Country
  • albums: "Ambush", "I Wanna Go Home With You", "AMBUSH: Live 4", "Ambush Classics"
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Ambush is a record label.


Ambush: An ambush is a long-established military tactic, in which combatants take advantage of concealment and the element of surprise to attack unsuspecting enemy combatants from concealed positions, such as among dense underbrush or behind hilltops. Ambushes have been used consistently throughout history, from ancient to modern warfare.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambush

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Google previewDeath Adders (2009)

Super Deadly! by Nancy White

Lying in wait for prey instead of going out to find a meal is called ambush hunting. The word ambush means a surprise attack from a hiding place. A Tricky Tail The snake's tail is a trap. While. 1111.

Google previewThe Blog of War (2006)

Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by Matthew Currier Burden

Attacking into a “near” ambush is the correct response. It's also hard, and takes great confidence in yourself, your buddies, your leaders, and your gear— especially when, by definition, an ambush is a surprise. Reacting, and reacting correctly, ...

Google previewDirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War (1999)

by James F. Dunnigan, Albert A. Nofi

ambush is a surprise attack on someone who is moving at the time. Ambushes accounted for nearly a third of all American engagements in Vietnam, a much higher proportion than in previous wars. And the enemy did most of the ambushing, ...

Google previewProtective Operations (2011)

A Handbook for Security and Law Enforcement by Glenn McGovern

USE of forCE The first policy that has the most to do with a team's response to any ambush is a department's Use of Force policy. It is generally within this ...

Google previewRegarding the Pain of Others (2003)

by Susan Sontag

The ambush is a made-up event in a savage war that had been much in the news.

Google previewDorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 (2014)

by Dorothy Parker & Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

character causes you, Ambush is an intensely interesting play, and another thing for the Theatre Guild to be proud of. The local theatres have lately been affected with a scourge of small-town dramas, all according to the good old family recipe, ...

Google previewEssays on Aristotle's Ethics (1980)

by Amélie Rorty

("ambush is the best means";), this premise will be based largely on military knowledge. But it will presumably still have to be controlled by an intuitive perception of what courage requires, since not any and every means would be compatible ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

AMBUSH. n.s.. [embusoe, Fr. from bois, a wood; whence embustber, to hide in woods, ambushes being commonly laid under the concealment of thick forests.] 1 . The post where soldiers or assassins are placed, in order to fall unexedly upon ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

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The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. (Robert Hutchins)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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