noun (plural ambos or ambones /amˈbōnēz/)
(In an early Christian church) an oblong pulpit with steps at each end.
More 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').
Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural ambos)informal
1970s: abbreviation of ambulance.