field hospital


noun Military.

an organization of medical personnel with medical equipment for establishing a temporary hospital at isolated posts or in the field to support ground troops in combat.

Origin of field hospital

First recorded in 1695–1705
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field hospital

noun

a temporary hospital set up near a battlefield equipped to provide remedial surgery and post-operative care

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