dressing station


noun Military.

a post or center that gives first aid to the wounded, located near a combat area.

Origin of dressing station

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for dressing station

Historical Examples of dressing station

  • The dressing-station was in a very deep dugout, lighted by candles.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • We identified him and his regiment, and fixed him up and took him to the dressing-station.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • Here he was bandaged and started on his way for the dressing-station.

    Life in a Tank

    Richard Haigh

  • He rushed up to a couple of men who were being carried to a dressing-station.

    Life in a Tank

    Richard Haigh

  • Finally he was sent to the dressing-station with only his shirt on.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

British Dictionary definitions for dressing station

dressing station


military a first-aid post close to a combat area
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