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ambuscade


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambuscade  \Am`bus*cade"\,  n.  [F.  embuscade  fr  It  imboscata 
  or  Sp  emboscada  fr  emboscar  to  ambush,  fr  LL  imboscare 
  See  {Ambush},  v.  t.] 
  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.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  The  body  of  troops  lying  in  ambush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambuscade  \Am`bus*cade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ambuscaded};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ambuscading}.] 
  1.  To  post  or  conceal  in  ambush;  to  ambush. 
 
  2.  To  lie  in  wait  for  or  to  attack  from  a  covert  or  lurking 
  place  to  waylay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambuscade  \Am`bus*cade"\,  v.  i. 
  To  lie  in  ambush. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambuscade 
  n  :  the  act  of  concealing  yourself  and  lying  in  wait  to  attack 
  by  surprise  [syn:  {ambush},  {lying  in  wait},  {trap}] 
  v  :  wait  in  hiding  to  attack  [syn:  {ambush},  {scupper},  {bushwhack}, 
  {waylay},  {lurk},  {lie  in  wait}] 




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