ambuscade definition

  • noun:
    • An ambush.
    • An ambush; a trap laid for an enemy.
    • A lying in a wood, concealed, for the true purpose of assaulting an enemy by shock. Hence: A lying in hold off, and concealed in virtually any situation, for a like function; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.
    • A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly.
    • your body of soldiers lying-in ambush.
    • A lying in delay and concealment for the true purpose of attacking by shock; an ambush.
    • A secret place by which soldiers lie hidden with a view to assaulting all of a sudden by shock; an ambush.
    • A body of soldiers lying in ambush.
    • the act of concealing your self and lying-in wait to strike by shock
  • verb-transitive:
    • To attack out of the blue and without warning from a concealed spot; ambush. See Synonyms at ambush.
    • to publish or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
    • To lay in await, or to strike from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.
  • verb:
    • To lay in wait for, or even to attack from a covert or hiding place; to waylay.
    • delay in hiding to strike
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To lie in ambush.
  • others:
    • To attack from a concealed place.
    • To rest in ambush: since, “ambuscading methods,”

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