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ambulance

Syllabification: am·bu·lance
Pronunciation: /ˈambyələns
 
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Definition of ambulance in English:

noun

A vehicle specially equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies.
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.

Origin

early 19th century: French, from hôpital ambulant 'mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital', from Latin ambulant- 'walking' (see ambulant).

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