[kawr-muh n, kohr-]

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.

Origin of corpsman

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; corps + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for corpsmen

practitioner, surgeon, intern, doctor, doc

Examples from the Web for corpsmen

Historical Examples of corpsmen

  • As he remembered the stories, though, corpsmen seemed to appear from nowhere when there was serious trouble.

    Alarm Clock

    Everett B. Cole

  • Our own Army doctors were at once incorporated in this improvised hospital's staff, with corpsmen assigned to duty in its wards.

    The Greater Love

    George T. McCarthy

  • Another yell of triumph came from the Corpsmen, and Hanlon felt a thrill of pride in the Service of which he was a part.

    Man of Many Minds

    E. Everett Evans

British Dictionary definitions for corpsmen


noun plural -men

US military a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer
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