- A vehicle equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from hospital, especially in emergencies: we called an ambulance he taken by ambulance to the district hospital [as modifier]: the ambulance serviceMore 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.
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- Convey in an ambulance: he was ambulanced to accident and emergencyMore example sentences
- Patients seriously hurt in road accidents and heart attack victims would have to be ambulanced out of town.
- They ambulanced him fast yesterday out of the nursing home with a serious infection, high fever and blood pressure into the hospital's intensive care unit.
- My husband called my doctor who had done my first surgery and I was ambulanced to the hospital.
early 19th century: French, from hôpital ambulant 'mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital', from Latin ambulant- 'walking' (see ambulant).
More definitions of ambulanceDefinition of ambulance in:
- The US English dictionary