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noun (ambushes)
  1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
  2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
Translations: 
  • German: Hinterhalt
    (trans-mid)
verb (ambush, es)
  1. (transitive) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
  2. (transitive) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
Translations: 
  • German: aus dem Hinterhalt angreifen
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: OE. enbussen, enbushen, OF. embushier, embuissier, French embícher, embusquer, from. LL. imboscare; in + LL. boscus, buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See Ambuscade.


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