an island in the central Moluccas, in E Indonesia. 314 sq. mi. (813 sq. km).
a seaport on this island.
Historical Examples

There are six steps up from the nave to the altar, and there is an ambon on each side of them entered from the altar side.
Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain George Edmund Street

The burghers of ambon show more of the Dutch element in their composition.
Through the Malay Archipelago Emily Richings

It was sometimes expressed without the aspirate, αμβη: hence the place of the oracle was styled ambon, αμβων.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

Internally there is a rather remarkable pulpit or ambon on the north side of the nave.
Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages George Edmund Street

The organ is on the north side in the bay east of the gallery, and is reached through the ambon on the Gospel side.
Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain George Edmund Street

The woods of ambon teem with the abundant bird-life peculiar to the Moluccas.
Through the Malay Archipelago Emily Richings

Also Amboina. an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas. Capital: Amboina. Area: 1000 sq km (386 sq miles)
Also Amboina (æmˈbɔɪnə). a port in the Moluccas, the capital of Ambon (Amboina) island


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