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[kawr-muh n, kohr-] /ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr-/
noun, plural corpsmen.
U.S. Navy. an enlisted person working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant.
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.
a member of any corps, as of the Peace Corps.
Origin of corpsman
1940-45, Americanism; corps + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As he remembered the stories, though, corpsmen seemed to appear from nowhere when there was serious trouble.

    Alarm Clock Everett B. Cole
  • Another yell of triumph came from the corpsmen, and Hanlon felt a thrill of pride in the Service of which he was a part.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • Our own Army doctors were at once incorporated in this improvised hospital's staff, with corpsmen assigned to duty in its wards.

    The Greater Love George T. McCarthy
British Dictionary definitions for corpsmen


noun (pl) -men
(US, military) a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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