from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the two raised stands in early Christian churches from which parts of the service were chanted or read.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
- n. An ambulance driver.
- n. An ambulance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In early Christian churches and basilicas, a raised desk or pulpit from which certain parts of the service were read or chanted and sermons were preached.
- n. In anatomy, a circumferential fibrocartilage; a fibrocartilaginous ring surrounding an articular cavity, as the glenoid fossa of the scapula and the cotyloid fossa of the innominate bone. Also written ambon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn, raised edge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin ambō, from Ancient Greek ἄμβων (ambon). (Wiktionary)
Shortening of ambulance + -o. (Wiktionary)