ambuscade /ˌambəˈskeɪd/


I. noun

‹dated› an ambush.

our sensibilities are being battered with reports of killings and ambuscades.
II. verb [with obj.]

‹archaic› ambush (someone).

French and his companions were ambuscaded by the Indians.
– origin late 16th cent.: from French embuscade, from Italian imboscata, Spanish emboscada, or Portuguese embuscada, based on a late Latin word meaning ‘to place in a wood’; related to bush1.

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