ambuscade :

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  • n  the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • v  wait in hiding to attack

  • He lost three of the next four games before he recovered from the shock of that one intellectual ambuscade.
  • The ambuscade capped a notably disgruntling week for Labor.
  • The general belief was that the King was a chance victim of the ambuscade which was intended for the Orchanie-Sofia autobus, occupants of which were known to be carrying large .

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