They had now reached a place formed by nature for an ambuscade, where the Trasimenus comes nearest to the mountains of Cortona.
Here a thousand Indians had planted themselves in ambuscade.
Then, with a motion almost elegant, he dropt his right hand lightly into his coat-pocket, where it lay still in ambuscade.
But the darkness, which had favored the ambuscade, now defeated their object.
Murray lodged in the town during the night, and Hamilton posted himself in his ambuscade the next morning, armed with a gun.
The ambuscade of the Ant-lion is classic; it does not differ greatly from the others.
Then Gessi laid his ambuscade for Sultan Idris, who marched into the trap prepared for him.
He has deepened the gloom about his ambuscade and he has succeeded in part.
George Shepherd was sent out on the road toward Harrisonville, south of the ambuscade.
Those devils of Indians have a peculiar talent for forming an ambuscade.
1580s, essentially a variant form of ambush (n.), representing a reborrowing of that French word after it had been Italianized. Ambuscade is from French embuscade (16c.), Gallicized from Italian imboscata, literally "a hiding in the bush," compounded from the same elements as Old French embuscher. Sometimes in English as ambuscado, with faux Spanish ending of the sort popular in 17c.