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corpsman

[kawr-muh n, kohr-] /ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr-/
noun, plural corpsmen.
1.
U.S. Navy. an enlisted person working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant.
2.
U.S. Army. an enlisted person in the Medical Corps who accompanies combat troops into battle to give first aid, carry off the wounded, etc.
3.
a member of any corps, as of the Peace Corps.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; corps + -man
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  • He received medical attention from a corpsman and was out of action for two days.
  • He began his career as a purser and later became a corpsman, when he performed hand surgery using only a manual for guidance.
British Dictionary definitions for corpsman

corpsman

/ˈkɔːmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(US, military) a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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