- 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
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.
He rushed up to a couple of men who were being carried to a dressing-station.
Finally he was sent to the dressing-station with only his shirt on.Q.6.a and Other places
- military a first-aid post close to a combat area
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