ambsace

or ames·ace

[ eymz-eys, amz- ]
/ ˈeɪmzˌeɪs, ˈæmz- /

noun Archaic.

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

Nearby words

  1. ambrosial,
  2. ambrosian,
  3. ambrosian chant,
  4. ambrotype,
  5. ambry,
  6. ambu bag,
  7. ambulacrum,
  8. ambulance,
  9. ambulance chaser,
  10. ambulance stocks

Origin of ambsace

1250–1300; Middle English ambes as < Old French < Latin ambas both + as unit; see ace

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British Dictionary definitions for ambsace

ambsace

amesace

/ (ˈeɪmzˌeɪs, ˈæmz-) /

noun

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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