ambulance
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/
  • (AAVE, also) IPA: /ˈæm.bjəˌlæns/
Noun

ambulance (plural ambulances)

  1. An emergency vehicle designed for transporting seriously ill or injured people to a hospital.
  2. (military) A mobile field hospital.
Related terms Translations Verb

ambulance (ambulances, present participle ambulancing; past and past participle ambulanced)

  1. (transitive) To transport by ambulance.
    • 1918, Western Surgical Association: Transactions (volume 27, page 66)
      Ambulancing patients with acute obstruction over cobble and rails should not be tolerated; better render the necessary service where the patient is found.



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