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AM'BUSH, noun

1. A private or concealed station, where troops lie in wait to attack their enemy by surprise.

2. The state of lying concealed, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; a lying in wait.

3. The troops posted in a concealed place for attacking by surprise.

Lay thee an ambush for the city. Joshua 8:2.

AM'BUSH, verb transitive To lie in wait for; to surprise, by assailing unexpectedly from a concealed place.

AM'BUSH, verb intransitive To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise.

Nor saw the snake, that ambushed for his prey.