[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 corpsman
"The corpsman said you wanted to ask me some things," he said.Uniform of a Man
Don't you believe a Corpsman should use all his abilities in his service?Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
He tried to speak, and must have stirred; the corpsman's voice sharpened.Time and Time Again
Henry Beam Piper
The corpsman straightened up and turned to Walters and Captain Strong.
The corpsman indicated the big cadet's hands, skinned and swollen from his labor in the mines.
- US military a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer