Meaning of “ambulance” in the English Dictionary


"ambulance" in English

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ambulancenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/ us /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/

A2 a special vehicle used to take sick or injured people 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)

"ambulance" in American English

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ambulancenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæm·bjə·ləns, -ˌlæns/

a special vehicle equipped to take people who are injured or ill to the hospital

(Definition of “ambulance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)