Definition of ambush:
- A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
- A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
- The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
- To attack by ambush; to waylay.
- To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.
- To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
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- "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
It's all right as long as we can take it easy and hunt, advised Sam, gradually approaching the subject that was really troubling him, and it's all right if we can surprise this Jingoss or ambush him when we find him.- "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.
- "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.