am·​bu·​lette ˌam-byə-ˈlet How to pronounce ambulette (audio)
: a van or similar vehicle equipped for transporting people with limited mobility (such as wheelchair-bound patients) in nonemergency situations
At the hospital, I … arranged for an ambulette to bring us to the apartment.Roz Chast

Examples of ambulette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One defendant was accused of parking his Mercedes with a phony Law Department placard in a space reserved for an ambulette that transported people with disabilities to a health care facility, investigators said. James C. McKinley Jr., New York Times, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History


ambul(ance) + -ette

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambulette was in 1945

Dictionary Entries Near ambulette

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“Ambulette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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