Ambuscade

Definition of Ambuscade

Am`bus`cade´
n.1.A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.
2.A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly.
3.(Mil.) The body of troops lying in ambush.
v. t.1.To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
[imp. & p. p. Ambuscaded ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Ambuscading ( ).]
2.To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.
v. i.1.To lie in ambush.

Related Words

ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, lying in wait, scupper, trap, wait, waylay
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