ambulance

noun
am·​bu·​lance | \ ˈam-byə-lən(t)s, -bə- also -ˌlan(t)s\

Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

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Doctors transported Amy to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, with Shannon following by ambulance. Amy Paturel, Good Housekeeping, "When People Ask Me How Many Children I Have, I Don't Know What to Say," 26 Dec. 2018 Paul arrives at the emergency department by ambulance. Eliezer J. Sternberg, Discover Magazine, "The Man Who Lost His Language Overnight," 17 Aug. 2018 Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious and being taken away in ambulances. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Amazon workers in Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK staged mass walkouts, protesting poor conditions and low wages.," 27 Nov. 2018 Its provisions don’t apply to unions representing state Department of Corrections’ employees or to public safety unions that cover such professions as police, firefighters and ambulance personnel. David A. Lieb, The Seattle Times, "Unions seek to block new Missouri labor group restrictions," 27 Aug. 2018 Drinkwine and her husband lifted him themselves, and Jennifer jumped in the ambulance to ride with him to the hospital. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 He has been charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault, and assault and battery on ambulance personnel, the police report said. Amir Vera, CNN, "Video shows Cambridge police tackle and punch black Harvard student during arrest," 17 Apr. 2018 He was charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, assault, resisting arrest and assault and battery on ambulance personnel. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Black naked Harvard student seen punched by police," 17 Apr. 2018 He has been charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, assault, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on ambulance personnel. Katharine Q. Seelye And Jess Bidgood, New York Times, "Video Shows Police Tackling and Punching Black Harvard Student," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ambulance

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambulance

French, from (hôpital) ambulant, literally, ambulant field hospital, from ambulant itinerant, from Latin ambulant-, ambulans, present participle of ambulare

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15 Jan 2019

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The first known use of ambulance was in 1809

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ambulance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle used for taking hurt or sick people to the hospital especially in emergencies

ambulance

noun
am·​bu·​lance | \ ˈam-byə-ləns \

Kids Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle used to carry a sick or injured person

ambulance

noun
am·​bu·​lance | \ ˈam-b(y)ə-lən(t)s also -ˌlan(t)s\

Medical Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

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