Definition of ambulance car in English:

ambulance car

noun

  • 1 historical, rare A railway carriage that is specially equipped to transport sick or injured people, especially from a war zone. Compare ambulance train .

  • 2A specially equipped motor vehicle used to transport sick or injured people to hospital or other treatment facilities.

    Now sometimes applied to a rapid-response car which carries medical equipment but does not necessarily transport patients.

Pronunciation

ambulance car

/ˈambjʊləns kɑː/ /ˈambjʊl(ə)ns kɑː/

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ambulance + car.