Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The noun "ambush" means
    (1) the act of attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station;
    (2) a concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise, an ambuscade;
    (3) troops posted in a concealed place for attacking by surprise. The verb "ambush" means to lie' in wait, to surprise, to place in ambush. Dale County v. Gunter, 46 Ala. 142.