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flying doctor

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noun Australian.
  1. a doctor listed with local authorities as willing to be flown to remote areas to give emergency medical care.
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Origin of flying doctor

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for flying doctor

flying doctor

noun
  1. (in areas of sparse or scattered population) a doctor who visits patients by aircraft
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