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n. pl. am·bos or am·bo·nes (ăm-bō′nēz)
A raised speaking stand in a church, especially such a stand in early Christian churches serving as a lectern or pulpit.
[Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn, raised edge.]
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n, pl ambos or ambones (æmˈbəʊniːz)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) either of two raised pulpits from which the gospels and epistles were read in early Christian churches
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn raised rim, pulpit]
n, pl ambos
1. an ambulance driver
2. an ambulance
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|Noun||1.||ambo - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it|
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
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