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dressing station

noun, Military
a post or center that gives first aid to the wounded, located near a combat area.
Origin of dressing station
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here, too, in the cellar, was the dressing-station for the wounded.

    Young Hilda at the Wars Arthur Gleason
  • The dressing-station was in a very deep dugout, lighted by candles.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • A deep and comparatively uninjured German dug-out had been adapted for use as a dressing-station.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • We identified him and his regiment, and fixed him up and took him to the dressing-station.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • I was able presently to realise that I was in a dressing-station, for I was laid on a stretcher.

  • Here he was bandaged and started on his way for the dressing-station.

    Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
  • At the dressing-station his leg was amputated, but he died after two operations, and the Gordons mourned him.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • He rushed up to a couple of men who were being carried to a dressing-station.

    Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
  • On the 25th this year we were working in a Russian dressing-station at Harshova, and were moved on in the evening.

    Elsie Inglis Eva Shaw McLaren
  • Finally he was sent to the dressing-station with only his shirt on.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
British Dictionary definitions for dressing-station

dressing station

(military) a first-aid post close to a combat area
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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