- An ambush is defined as a surprise attack by someone, or something that was hidden.
An example of an ambush is an unexpected military raid of a house.
- The definition of an ambush is an area in which someone hid before attacking someone.
An example of an ambush is a trench in which soldiers are concealed before attacking.
- Ambush means to attack by surprise.
An example of ambush is when soldiers from a Navy boat secretly empty onto a beach in the middle of the night in order to attack.
- a deployment of persons in hiding to make a surprise attack
- the persons in hiding
- their place of hiding
- the act of so lying in wait to attack
- a surprise attack made by persons waiting in ambush
Origin: Old French embusche ; from embuschier: see ambushthe
- to hide in ambush
- to attack from ambush
Origin: ME embusshen < OFr embuschier, to lay an ambush < ML *imboscare < in-, in- + boscus, woods < Frank busk, akin to bush
- ambushment noun
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- The act of lying in wait to attack by surprise.
- A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
- a. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise.b. The hiding place used for this.
- A hidden peril or trap.
Origin: Middle English embush, from Old French embusche, from embuschier, to ambush, from Frankish *boscu, bush, woods.
- amˈbushˌer noun