: a trap in which concealed persons lie in wait to attack by surprise
: the persons stationed in ambush;
: their concealed position
- Terrorists lay in ambush.
: an attack especially from an ambush
- The ambush resulted in many casualties.
: the act of approaching or confronting someone with something unexpected
—often used before another noun
- … did not return calls or e-mails and was hostile when a television crew conducted an ambush interview several years ago.
- —Neely Tucker