- Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
- Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
- Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
Origin of ambry
Examples from the Web for aumbry
Historical Examples of aumbry
The aumbry in the south wall has a semicircular arch, and has been double.
She opened swiftly an aumbry in which there stood a tankard of milk.The Fifth Queen
Ford Madox Ford
Note the piscina and aumbry; the old font; the stoup in the S. porch.Somerset
G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
The sedilia in the chancel and the aumbry in the north transept should be seen.Wanderings in Wessex
Note the old font which was evidently at one time coloured; also the aumbry, piscina and sedile.Seaward Sussex
- a variant of ambry
- a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
- obsolete a small cupboard or other storage space