Ambuscade Am`bus*cade", n. [F. embuscade, fr. It. imboscata, or Sp. emboscada, fr. emboscar to ambush, fr. LL. imboscare. See {Ambush}, v. t.] 1. A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush. [1913 Webster]

2. A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) The body of troops lying in ambush. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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