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noun Military.
  1. 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.
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Origin of field hospital

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for field hospital

Historical Examples

  • I was in the field-hospital all day, and the wounded were brought in shouting with joy.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

  • I will not go to the field-hospital; I will remain with my men.

    Sevastopol

    Lyof N. Tolsto

  • Then he was carried with great gentleness up to the field-hospital.

    A Gallant Grenadier

    F.S. Brereton

  • Such was the equipment of the only field-hospital in Cuba when the attack on Santiago began.

    Campaigning in Cuba

    George Kennan

  • Whoever wishes to know something of the terrible realities of war should visit a field-hospital during some great engagement.


British Dictionary definitions for field hospital

field hospital

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