Definition of ambatch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈambatʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A tropical African tree of the pea family, with light spongy timber that is used for rafts and floats.
  • Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • The ambatch float remained perfectly stationary upon the surface.
  • There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.
  • He held the loose coils of rope attached to the ambatch buoy.


Mid 19th century: of Ethiopic origin.

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