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[am-byuh-lahnt; French ahn-by-lahnt] /ˌæm byəˈlɑnt; French ɑ̃ büˈlɑ̃t/
noun, plural ambulantes
[am-byuh-lahnts; French ahn-by-lahnt] /ˌæm byəˈlɑnts; French ɑ̃ büˈlɑ̃t/ (Show IPA)
a portable tea table, used in 18th-century France.
Origin of ambulante
< French: literally, walking, feminine of ambulant, present participle of ambuler < Latin ambulāre. See amble Unabridged
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  • At school they nick-named him "la Tour ambulante," because of his thick-set figure.

    Egoists James Huneker

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