Ambulance. A light caravan, furnished with surgeons' assistants and orderlies for attending the wounded on the battle field. During the disastrous Crimean war, the readers of the illustrated papers had frequent opportunities of realizing the utility of these moveable field hospitals; several new ambulances were at that time invented and constructed, both by the English and French, some of them very complete in their arrangements and appointments ; and the poor wounded soldiers had often cause to bless the humanity which planned, and the mechanical skill which constructed, these carriages for conveying their mutilated and agonized bodies to the more permanent hospital.