corpsman

[ kawr-muh n, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr- /

noun, plural corps·men.

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.

Nearby words

  1. corps,
  2. corps de ballet,
  3. corps diplomatique,
  4. corps of engineers,
  5. corpse,
  6. corpulence,
  7. corpulent,
  8. corpus,
  9. corpus albicans,
  10. corpus amylaceum

Origin of corpsman

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; corps + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for corpsman

corpsman

/ (ˈkɔːmən) /

noun plural -men

US military a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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