ambusher


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am·bush

 (ăm′bo͝osh)
n.
1. A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
2.
a. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise: The captain stationed an ambush near the harbor.
b. The hiding place used for such an attack: "Uncle Harm had hunted the way Trapper did—on foot, stalking and laying traps, shooting from ambush" (Rick Bass).
tr.v. am·bushed, am·bush·ing, am·bush·es
To attack from a concealed position.

[Middle English embushen, to place in concealment among bushes, lay in wait, from Old French embuschier, from Frankish *boscu, bush, woods.]

am′bush′er n.
Synonyms: ambush, bushwhack, waylay
These verbs mean to attack suddenly and without warning from a concealed place: guerrillas ambushing a platoon; a patrol bushwhacked by poachers; a truck waylaid by robbers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambusher - an attacker who waits in a concealed position to launch a surprise attackambusher - an attacker who waits in a concealed position to launch a surprise attack
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
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