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field hospital

noun, Military.
an organization of medical personnel with medical equipment for establishing a temporary hospital at isolated posts or in the field to support ground troops in combat.
Origin of field hospital
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I had assisted all day in bringing in the wounded from the field-hospital, in the rear of the battle-ground.

  • I was in the field-hospital all day, and the wounded were brought in shouting with joy.

    The Traitors E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Such was the equipment of the only field-hospital in Cuba when the attack on Santiago began.

    Campaigning in Cuba George Kennan
  • Then he was carried with great gentleness up to the field-hospital.

    A Gallant Grenadier F.S. Brereton
  • The German surgeons who were in charge had to join their field-hospital, which was about to move in the track of the army.

  • Many who were wounded soon after midday only succeeded in reaching the field-hospital about half-past twelve at night.

  • He had been wounded in the charge against the Boche, and they had carried him to a field-hospital.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • His brethren of the field-hospital had carried him back to their quarters at the risk of their lives.

    The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins
  • It was sent by the chief surgeon of a field-hospital; and it was dated from a village in the north of Spain.

    The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins
  • I will not go to the field-hospital; I will remain with my men.

    Sevastopol Lyof N. Tolsto
British Dictionary definitions for field-hospital

field hospital

a temporary hospital set up near a battlefield equipped to provide remedial surgery and post-operative care
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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