Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
There is a double Early English piscina in the south wall, and an ambry in the north.
Notes and Queries, Number 71, March 8, 1851 Various
ambry, am′bri, n. a niche in churches in which the sacred utensils were kept: a cupboard for victuals.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Betty Lamb found the ambry niche in the wall of the ruin at the side of the place where the altar had been.
A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall
There is an ambry in the south wall near the east end, and the doorway is semicircular and of Norman character.
Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
With that he restored the goblet to the secret shelf, put back the drawer, and shut the ambry door.
Foes Mary Johnston
noun (pl) -bries
a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
(obsolete) a small cupboard or other storage space
. noun a variant of amberoid
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- Ambrose channel
a ship channel at the entrance to New York harbor, near Sandy Hook. 7½ miles (12 km) long. Historical Examples It was a few minutes after seven o’clock when she arrived at the entrance to Ambrose Channel. Sinking of the Titanic Various