Am"bu*lance (#), n. [F. ambulance, hopital ambulant, fr. L. ambulare to walk. See Amble.] Mil. (a)
A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps.
An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.
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