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base hospital

noun
1.
(Austral) a hospital serving a large rural area
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Historical Examples
  • I remembered no more, till I found myself in the base hospital.

    The Comrade In White W. H. Leathem
  • "The base hospital is about twelve miles from here," he muttered as they ran.

  • They wouldn't have brought you to a base hospital in that case.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • We were sent to base hospital No. 16, where we were operated on.

  • At the base hospital to which I went there was a man who performed miracles.

    The Glory of the Trenches Coningsby Dawson
  • I was in a base hospital one day when a doughboy came in all gory about the head.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • He has since been in the base hospital at C——, but is now convalescent.

    The Girl in the Mirror

    Elizabeth Garver Jordan
  • He did not get a "Blighty" after all, but was sent to our base hospital at Le Havre.

    Into the Jaws of Death

    Jack O'Brien
  • They got him to the base hospital, and now he's almost convalescent.

    War-time Silhouettes Stephen Hudson
  • The fame of the Ensign went abroad and the doctor at the base hospital asked him to take charge of athletics in the hospital.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
Contemporary definitions for base hospital
noun

a military hospital located at a base camp some distance from active operations

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