Meaning of ambonoclast in English:

ambonoclast

noun

rare, historical Christian Church
  • A person who advocates or carries out the removal of rood screens from churches.

Pronunciation

ambonoclast

/amˈbɒnəklast/ /amˈbɒnəklɑːst/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Augustus Pugin (1812–1852), architect, writer, and designer. From French †ambonoclaste person who advocates the removal of ambos from churches from ambon + -o- + -claste, after iconoclaste.