ambulance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ambulance" in British English

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ambulancenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæm.bjʊ.ləns/
A2 a ​specialvehicle used to take ​sick or ​injuredpeople to ​hospital: I called an ambulance. We were ​woken in the ​night by the ​wail of ambulance sirens. an ambulance driver An ambulance crew was called to his ​home, but he was ​dead by the ​time they ​arrived.
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(Definition of ambulance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ambulancenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæm·bjə·ləns, -ˌlæns/
a ​specialvehicleequipped to take ​people who are ​injured or ​ill to the ​hospital
(Definition of ambulance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ambulance”
in Korean 구급차…
in Arabic سَيّارة الإسْعاف…
in Malaysian kereta ambulan…
in French ambulance…
in Russian машина скорой помощи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救護車…
in Italian ambulanza…
in Turkish cankurtaran, acil hasta taşıma aracı, ambulans…
in Polish karetka…
in Spanish ambulancia…
in Vietnamese xe cấp cứu…
in Portuguese ambulância…
in Thai รถพยาบาล…
in German der Krankenwagen…
in Catalan ambulància…
in Japanese 救急車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救护车…
in Indonesian ambulans…
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