One type of ambulance.
An example of an ambulance is a large white van with a siren that may come to rescue a person having a heart attack.
- Obs. a mobile field hospital
- a specially equipped automobile or other vehicle for carrying an ill or injured person, as to a hospital for medical treatment
Origin of ambulanceFrench ; from (hôpital) ambulant ; from present participle of Classical Latin ambulare: see amble
Origin of ambulanceFrench, from (hôpital) ambulant, mobile (hospital), from Latin ambulans, ambulant-, present participle of ambulare, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.