feldsher

feldscher or feldschar

/ (ˈfɛldʃə) /

noun

(in Russia) a medical doctor's assistant

Nearby words

  1. feist,
  2. feisty,
  3. felafel,
  4. feldene,
  5. feldenkrais method,
  6. feldspar,
  7. feldspathic,
  8. feldspathoid,
  9. felice,
  10. felicia

Word Origin for feldsher

C19: Russian, from German Feldscher a field surgeon, from Feld field + Scherer surgeon, from scheren to shear

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Examples from the Web for feldsher

  • I shall dismiss my feldsher, close the barracks, and if the cholera comes, I shall cut rather a comic figure.

  • "Come, husband, praying is of little avail," answered his practical wife; "we must have a feldsher" (doctor).

    Rabbi and Priest|Milton Goldsmith
  • This first interview with the feldsher was, on the whole, satisfactory.

    Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • "You are a Feldsher," I said, making use of the word which I had recently added to my vocabulary.

    Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace