ambulette

noun
am·​bu·​lette | \ ˌam-byə-ˈlet How to pronounce ambulette (audio) \

Definition of ambulette

: 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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First Known Use of ambulette

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambulette

ambul(ance) + -ette

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“Ambulette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambulette. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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