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Definition of "ambuscade" []

  • An ambush. (noun)
  • To attack suddenly and without warning from a concealed place; ambush. See Synonyms at ambush. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ambuscade" in a sentence
  • "Wherefore, then, did he steal in ambuscade into my palace, but to betray either my honor or my life, – perhaps both!"
  • "The Amalekites and Canaanites, who had been lying in ambuscade expecting their movement, rushed down upon them from the heights and became the instruments of punishing their guilty rebellion."
  • "Lord Beaufort surprised them by a clever ambuscade from the stable wall; he told Mary he had been quite mistaken and wrong in what he had asserted, and he was sorry that she had overheard it."