Definition of ambulance in English:

ambulance

Syllabification: am·bu·lance
Pronunciation: /ˈambyələns
 
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noun

  • A vehicle specially equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies.
    More example sentences
    • Six to seven emergency vehicles and four ambulances are also provided.
    • An additional phase of the new development could incorporate other emergency services such as ambulances and coastguard.
    • We assume all duties which are carried out by our ambulance service are emergencies.

Origin

early 19th century: French, from hôpital ambulant 'mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital', from Latin ambulant- 'walking' (see ambulant).

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