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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
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We carried him to the dressing station, and he came to at the door.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • I saw then that they'd turned the church into a dressing station.

  • But oftener than not he comes, mute and composed, to the dressing station.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • We bound him up and had him taken back to the dressing station.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • Released at last from the dressing station, Wakeman and five or six others were taken to the bathhouse.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • He stopped and asked me, "Is there a dressing station down there, mate?"

  • He was lying on the stretcher and the bearers were just going off to the dressing station with it.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • Then we walked up the sunken road towards the dressing station.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
  • The militiamen carried Prince Andrew to the dressing station by the wood, where wagons were stationed.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • A dressing station had been rigged up in the cellar underneath.

    The Romance of the Red Triangle Arthur Keysall Yapp
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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