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ambuscade

[ am-buh-skeyd, am-buh-skeyd ]
/ 藞忙m b蓹藢ske瑟d, 藢忙m b蓹藞ske瑟d /
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noun
an ambush.
verb (used without object), am路bus路cad路ed, am路bus路cad路ing.
to lie in ambush.
verb (used with object), am路bus路cad路ed, am路bus路cad路ing.
to attack from a concealed position; ambush.
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Origin of ambuscade

1575鈥85; <Middle French embuscade, alteration (under influence of Old French embuschier;see ambush) of Middle French emboscade<Old Italian imboscata, feminine past participle of imboscare, verbal derivative with in-in-2 of bosco wood, forest <Germanic *bosk-bush1

OTHER WORDS FROM ambuscade

am路bus路cad路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ambuscade

ambuscade
/ (藢忙mb蓹藞ske瑟d) /

noun
an ambush
verb
to ambush or lie in ambush

Word Origin for ambuscade

C16: from French embuscade, from Old Italian imboscata, probably of Germanic origin; compare ambush
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