Am"bu*lance (?), n. [F. ambulance,
hôpital ambulant, fr. L. ambulare to walk. See
Amble.] (Mil.) (a) A field hospital, so
organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the
wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an
ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance
corps. (b) An ambulance wagon or cart for
conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.