or ames·ace

[eymz-eys, amz-]

noun Archaic.

the lowest throw at dice, the double ace.
bad luck; misfortune.
the smallest amount or distance.

Origin of ambsace

1250–1300; Middle English ambes as < Old French < Latin ambas both + as unit; see ace Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ambsace




double ace, the lowest throw at dice
bad luck

Word Origin for ambsace

C13: from Old French ambes as, both aces; as from Latin: unit
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