[ am-boh ]
/ ˈæm boʊ /

noun, plural am·bos.

(in an early Christian church) a raised desk, or either of two such desks, from which the Gospels or Epistles were read or chanted.
Also ambon.

Origin of ambo

1635–45; < Medieval Latin ambō(n) < Greek ámbōn edge, rim, pulpit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ambo (1 of 2)

/ (ˈæmbəʊ) /

noun plural ambos or ambones (æmˈbəʊniːz)

either of two raised pulpits from which the gospels and epistles were read in early Christian churches

Word Origin for ambo

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn raised rim, pulpit

British Dictionary definitions for ambo (2 of 2)

/ (ˈæmbəʊ) /

noun plural ambos Australian informal

an ambulance driver
an ambulance
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