Am`bus*cade" (#), n. [F. embuscade, fr. It. imboscata, or Sp. emboscada, fr. emboscar to ambush, fr. LL. imboscare. See Ambush, v. t.]

1.

A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.

2.

A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly.

[R.]

Dryden.

3. Mil.

The body of troops lying in ambush.

 

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Am`bus*cade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ambuscaded (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Ambuscading (#).]

1.

To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.

2.

To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.

 

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Am`bus*cade", v. i.

To lie in ambush.

 

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