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Meaning of AMBUSCADE

Pronunciation:  `ambu'skeyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  2. [v]  wait in hiding to attack

AMBUSCADE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ambush, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, lying in wait, scupper, trap, waylay
 See Also: coup de main, dry-gulching, surprise attack, wait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Am`bus*cade"\, v. i.
    To lie in ambush.