There are 2 definitions of ambo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈambəʊ
 
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noun (plural ambos or ambones /-ˈbəʊniːz/)

(In an early Christian church) an oblong pulpit with steps at each end.
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  • Early Christian churches had no pulpits other than the ambos where scriptures could be read.
  • The raised central platform or predella has the ambo at one end and the altar at the other.
  • Ray Carroll designed the altar, tabernacle, ambo and chair.

Origin

mid 17th century: via medieval Latin from Greek ambōn 'rim' (in medieval Greek 'pulpit').

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There are 2 definitions of ambo in English:

ambo2

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Pronunciation: /ˈambəʊ
 
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noun (plural ambos)

informal
1An ambulance: he saw two ambos and a firetruck parked on the terminal
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  • The London Ambulance Service is giving us poor ambulance staff shiny new ambos to drive.
  • She hates listening to the gunshots that echo from Fairmount and Gilmor at night, wondering if the ambo siren is for DeAndre or if the police wagon racing around the corner has been called for her son.
  • From the look of things in the ambo, Janie's new boyfriend wasn't exactly the epitome of self-control.
1.1Australian A member of an ambulance crew; a paramedic: ambos will not tolerate any situation where patient safety is compromised
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  • The female ambo straps her in and gives her a reassuring smile.
  • The ambos patch us up properly.
  • There are a couple of ambos with her and one of them is strapping an oxygen mask over her face.

Origin

1970s: abbreviation of ambulance.

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