- A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
- A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
verb (ambush, es)
- German: Hinterhalt
- (transitive) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
- (transitive) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
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.
- German: aus dem Hinterhalt angreifen
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