One type of ambulance.
The definition of an ambulance is a vehicle that is used for the transportation of ill or injured individuals to a hospital or other medical facility.
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
A specially equipped vehicle used to transport the sick or injured.
Origin of ambulanceFrench from (hôpital) ambulant mobile (hospital) from Latin ambulāns ambulant- present participle of ambulāre to walk ; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.