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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of field hospital

  • 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.


    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


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