Definition of Ambuscade

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

Exact synonyms: Ambush, Lying In Wait, Trap
Generic synonyms: Coup De Main, Surprise Attack
Specialized synonyms: Dry-gulching
Derivative terms: Ambush, Ambush



2. Verb. Wait in hiding to attack.
Exact synonyms: Ambush, Bushwhack, Lie In Wait, Lurk, Scupper, Waylay
Generic synonyms: Wait
Derivative terms: Ambush, Ambusher, Bushwhacker, Lurker

Definition of Ambuscade

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.

3. v. i. To lie in ambush.

Definition of Ambuscade

1. Noun. (dated) An ambush; a trap laid for an enemy. ¹

2. Verb. (dated) To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ambuscade

1. [v -CADED, -CADING, -CADES]

Medical Definition of Ambuscade

1. 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. 2. A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly. 3. The body of troops lying in ambush. Origin: F. Embuscade, fr. It. Imboscata, or Sp. Emboscada, fr. Emboscar to ambush, fr. LL. Imboscare. See Ambush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ambuscade

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"The east was scarcely gray when L'ambuscade drew near the Boston, ... For five hours L'ambuscade followed in her wake, when, Bompard thinking that enough ..."

2. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"... Defeats an Indian ambuscade Indians repulsed at Camp Defiance. provisions, he found it necessary to retreat, and before night reached ..."

3. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... were on their way to the camp with the provisions and loaded horses, the Turks, springing from their ambuscade, attacked them vigorously. ..."

4. Elements of Military Art and History: Comprising the History and Tactics of by Nicolas Édouard Delabarre-Duparcq (1863)
"After having decided upon the position of the ambuscade, do not, ... As soon as the troops are in ambuscade, they should observe increased caution. ..."

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