noun (plural aumbries)
1A small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church.
- More and more, Catholic parishes are building beautiful ambries and placing them where they can be seen.
- Pictures and names of seven departed bishops of Rochester can be seen on the inside of the ambry door.
- This wall has an aumbry, or secure cupboard, for keeping the sacraments, or possibly relics.
1.1 historical A small cupboard.
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