pl. am′bos· or am·bo′nes·
a pulpit or raised reading stand in early Christian churches
Origin of amboML, pulpit or lectern ; from Late Greek amb?n, pulpit ; from Gr, rim, crest
nounpl. am·bos or am·bo·nes
A raised speaking stand in a church, especially such a stand in early Christian churches serving as a lectern or pulpit.
Origin of amboMedieval Latin, from Greek amb&omacron;n, raised edge.
(plural ambos or ambones)
From Late Latin ambō, from Ancient Greek ἄμβων (ambon).
- (informal) An ambulance driver.
- (informal) An ambulance.
Shortening of ambulance + -o.