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Syllabification: am·bo
Pronunciation: /ˈambō/

noun (plural ambos or ambonesamˈbōnēz)

(In an early Christian church) an oblong pulpit with steps at each end.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with ambo

flambeau, mambo, Rambo, Rimbaud, Tambo
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Pronunciation: /ˈambəʊ/

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noun (plural ambos)

1An ambulance: he saw two ambos and a firetruck parked on the terminal
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  • I forgo the luxury of riding in the back of the ambo with him however, choosing instead to pick up some essentials for his stay.
  • From the look of things in the ambo, Janie's new boyfriend wasn't exactly the epitome of self-control.
  • 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.
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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  • "By placing it under the phone, everyone knows where it is, from the family members to the ambos," John said.
  • I thank our friend the operator, place my mobile back on my waist, and transfer you into the care of the ambos.
  • There are a couple of ambos with her and one of them is strapping an oxygen mask over her face.


1970s: abbreviation of ambulance.

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