Ambush (verb and noun)
The act of surprising someone by luring them into a situation that they do not expect and then doing something ... errr ... surprising to them.
Luring an enemy into a position where he can be attacked with the element of surprise and so killed/captured with the minimum friendly casualties would be a military application of the concept of an ambush.
Ambush can be used in a tactical sense where small units are suckered in a local, small scale ambushing ie Spam marine patrols in Vietnam being cut off from their firebases by cunning Viet Cong who hid at the side of known US trails and waited.
|Find out more in the Dictionary|