verb (used without object), am·bus·cad·ed, am·bus·cad·ing.
verb (used with object), am·bus·cad·ed, am·bus·cad·ing.
Origin of ambuscade
Examples from the Web for ambuscade
Whenever you hit a trail follow it, but go slow and keep your eyes peeled for an ambuscade.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
Murray lodged in the town during the night, and Hamilton posted himself in his ambuscade the next morning, armed with a gun.Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History|Jacob Abbott
Everywhere society was in ambuscade, and waged civil war--individual against individual--without peace or mercy.
I laid an ambuscade, with thirty men and three officers, near the road.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
So they drew up and sat down before Eargate, and laid their ambuscade for Mr. Resistance within a bow shot of the town.The Worlds Greatest Books|Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
British Dictionary definitions for ambuscade
Word Origin for ambuscade
Word Origin and History for ambuscade
1580s, essentially a variant form of ambush (n.), representing a reborrowing of that French word after it had been Italianized. Ambuscade is from French embuscade (16c.), Gallicized from Italian imboscata, literally "a hiding in the bush," compounded from the same elements as Old French embuscher. Sometimes in English as ambuscado, with faux Spanish ending of the sort popular in 17c.