noun (plural ambos or ambonesamˈbōnēz)
- 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 amboflambeau, mambo, Rambo, Rimbaud, Tambo
Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural ambos)informal
- 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.
- 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.
1970s: abbreviation of ambulance.
Definition of ambo in:
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