noun \ˈam-bə-ˌskād, ˌam-bə-ˈ\

Definition of AMBUSCADE

:  ambush
ambuscade verb
am·bus·cad·er noun

Examples of AMBUSCADE

  1. <warned by one of their scouts of an Apache ambuscade, the Comanches took a different path through the mountains>


Middle French embuscade, modification of Old Italian imboscata, from imboscare to place in ambush, from in (from Latin) + bosco forest, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busc forest — more at in, bush
First Known Use: circa 1588

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