What does ambuscade mean?
The definition of ambuscade
Am`bus*cade”, n.
Etym: [F. embuscade, fr. It. imboscata, or Sp. emboscada, fr. emboscar to ambush, fr. LL. imboscare. See Ambush, v. t.]

1 A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.
2 A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly. [R.] Dryden.
3 (Mil.)
The body of troops lying in ambush.

Am`bus*cade”, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Ambuscaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Ambuscading.]

1 To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
2 To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.

Am`bus*cade”, v. i.
To lie in ambush.