[kawr-muh n, kohr-]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for corpsmen
As he remembered the stories, though, corpsmen seemed to appear from nowhere when there was serious trouble.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
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
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
- US military a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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