a specially equipped motor vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., for carrying sick or injured people, usually to a hospital.
(formerly) a field hospital.
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How to use ambulance in a sentence
Other pervasive problems included everything from bedbugs and ceiling leaks in hospital buildings, to unpaid gas bills for company ambulances to shortages of medical supplies.A Hospital Chain Said Our Article Was Inaccurate. It’s Not. | by Peter Elkind | October 12, 2020 | ProPublica
The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, near Kazakhstan, where an ambulance waited to take him to a local hospital.Top chemical weapons watchdog group confirms Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent | Alex Ward | October 7, 2020 | Vox
A short time later she posted a photo of the inside of an ambulance with the message, “The moment that I feared the most has arrived.”Ruby Corado released from hospital following COVID symptoms | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | October 1, 2020 | Washington Blade
It also freed up enough cash to help the network purchase businesses that owned hospices, home health services, ambulances and a 90-bed rural hospital.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million. | by Max Blau for Georgia Health News | September 22, 2020 | ProPublica
The ambulance and emergency room bills were just over $12,000.
That is a fact recorded by the doctor in charge of the ambulance at the inquest.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
By the time the ambulance arrived, over 10 minutes later, it was too late—Mills died soon after arriving at the hospital.
At Woodhull Hospital, the Bed-Stuy ambulance crew kept doing all they could as they wheeled Ramos into the emergency room.
Ramos was still showing no signs of life when they got him on a backboard and into the ambulance.
He then went back to his volunteer corps, which had formed when they did not yet have an ambulance.
Behind that came an army ambulance followed by an electric truck.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
I have got him away in a motor ambulance in the hopes that an operation may save his life.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
As it was long range, the bullet remained in his calf, and he went off in an ambulance to have it dug out.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
For about two hours there was hot firing, and every now and then there was a little work for our ambulance people, but not much.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
But now the ambulance was slowly returning from the place whither it had been sent to receive the dead bodies.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
British Dictionary definitions for ambulance
a motor vehicle designed to carry sick or injured people
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