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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ambush \Am"bush\ ([a^]m"b[oo^]sh), n. [F. emb[^u]che, fr. the verb. See Ambush, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster] Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege Or ambush from the deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise. [1913 Webster] Bold in close ambush, base in open field. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The ambush arose quickly out of their place. --Josh. viii. 19. [1913 Webster] To lay an ambush, to post a force in ambush. [1913 Webster]