Part of speech: verb

To hide, as troops, for attack by surprize.

Part of speech: verb

To attack from an ambush; waylay.

Part of speech: noun

The lying concealed to attack by surprize; the hiding- place, or the persons hidden.

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Usage examples "ambush":

  1. Is there an ambush? - "The Rhesus of Euripedes", Euripedes.
  2. Your own room is the first place to expect an ambush. - "An Encounter in Atlanta", Ed Howdershelt.
  3. No famous victory was ever before turned into a more total rout by a more simple ambush, and by it I won the clear field necessary to the continuance of my work. - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.