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Definition of the noun ambuscade

What does ambuscade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambuscades

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

Alternative definition of the noun ambuscade


  1. [dated] An ambush; a trap laid for an enemy.

Definition of the verb ambuscade

What does ambuscade mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ambuscaded | ambuscading | ambuscades

  1. wait in hiding to attack

Alternative definition of the verb ambuscade


  1. [dated] To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ambuscade

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Google previewThe Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle (1830)

The tale called the Ambuscade is the best; and the hero, ...

Google previewThe Illustrated London News (1845)

It is injury and retaliation, the Arabs showing to the most advantage; for suffocating unresisting men is mere murder, while an ambuscade is a common stratagem of war, as old as the campaigns of Alexander or Hannibal; and those who fell in ...

Google previewThe Economist (1897)

An ambuscade is a deception, and a despatch which denies an occurrence that has occurred is a lie, and when either is necessary neither is condemned by the general opinion of ordinary political mankind. But then the deception practiced in ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

The most deadly kind of ambuscade is that wherein fire-arms are o the whole depending upon pikes and cutlasses: in such, filence is an important object, even in the very moment of falling upon ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

AMBUSCADE, n. dm'b12e-kdd' [F. emlruacade, an ambuscade: It. imboscare, to hide in a wood; imboscata, an ambush—from F. bois; It boseo; mid L boscua ( Eng. bush), w0od—lz't., a lying hid in a wood or thicket]; a lying in concealment to ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

AMBUSCADE (AMBUSCA'DE) n.s.[embuscade, ...

Google previewAmbrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (2011)

The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs by Ambrose Bierce

Ambuscade. C. ONNECTING Readyville and Woodbury was a good, hard turnpike nine or ten miles long. Readyville was an outpost of the Federal army at Murfreesboro; Woodbury had the same relation to the Confederate army at Tullahoma.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

[See ambuscade, 12.] An ambuscade. They were admit in executing a thousand stratagems, ambuacadou, and evolutions. Irving, Granada, p ...

Google previewNew Dictionary: Armenian-English (1879)

by Matatʻeay Petrosean

cupboard: watch, ambush, ambuscade; trap, caltrop, ...

Google previewA Treatise Explanatory of a New System of Naval, Military and Political Telegraphic Communication of General Application, in which a Comprehensive Numerical Dictionary ... Es Applied (1817)

by John Macdonald

— 20 Ambuscade.

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Ambuscade Meaning

Video shows what ambuscade means. An ambush; a trap laid for an enemy.. The place in which troops lie hidden for an ambush.. The body of troops lying in ...

Scrabble value of A1M3B3U1S1C3A1D2E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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