ambulance

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

Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

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There are fire engines, buses, ambulances unaccounted for. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Dude, Where’s My Car? Pacific Nation Loses Fleet of Official Vehicles," 25 Jan. 2019 Associated Press reporters saw multiple teachers injured, and ambulances and police cars filled the neighborhood. Amira El Masaiti, The Seattle Times, "Morocco: Arab Spring anniversary brings reflection, beatings," 20 Feb. 2019 People on the street cheered and clapped when ambulances ferrying them on the last leg of their journey from the cave arrived at a hospital in Chiang Rai city in far northern Thailand near the Myanmar border. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, Houston Chronicle, "'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave," 11 July 2018 People on the street cheered and clapped when ambulances ferrying the boys arrived at the hospital in Chiang Rai city. Anchorage Daily News, "After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team is out of cave," 10 July 2018 Dozens of ambulances took the wounded to the main provincial hospital or to Kabul, the official said. Amir Shah, The Seattle Times, "Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack," 22 Jan. 2019 Several fire trucks or ambulances blare past on the street outside. Ashleigh Young, The Cut, "Ghost Knife," 2 July 2018 Spectators could see high school marching bands, motorcycle riders, fire trucks and ambulances from local volunteer fire companies, vintage cars and tractors, and vehicles from local businesses. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Darlington celebrates Independence Day," 1 July 2018 The injured woman was loaded into the back of an ambulance with a gunshot wound to the leg and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition, according to police. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Mom dies in retaliation shooting after wild night on downtown street," 30 June 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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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 How to pronounce ambulance (audio) \

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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