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field hospital

noun, Military.
1.
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
First recorded in 1695-1705
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  • The farmhouse in the orchard had been turned into a field hospital.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Then I heard of her doing volunteer work at a field hospital.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • I am to be transferred to the field hospital tomorrow, where I can nurse him myself.

  • He was directed to a church, where the field hospital had been installed in haste.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • Two ambulances of a field hospital were passing in the unending caravan.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for field hospital

field hospital

noun
1.
a temporary hospital set up near a battlefield equipped to provide remedial surgery and post-operative care
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