What does the word ambuscade mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • Ambush.

Usage examples for ambuscade

  1. He himself, at a place agreed upon, and fit for an ambuscade, would call a halt, and contrive in the darkness to pour a little water into the priming of his company's guns. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  2. The brown furrows in the fields were now acres of waving yellow; each black clump was now an ambuscade of green, noisy with birds. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  3. Permission was given him to act in the business as he thought for the interest of the state, and, accordingly, before he engaged with the enemy, he declared that the time was now arrived for obtaining that liberty which they had so long hoped for; that on the following day he should fight a pitched battle on a level and open plain, in which the contest would be decided by valour only, without any fear of ambuscade. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius