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corpsman

[ kawr-muhn, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr- /
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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.

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Origin of corpsman

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; corps + -man
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corpsman
/ (ˈkɔːmən) /

noun plural -men

US military a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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