flying doctor


noun Australian.

a doctor listed with local authorities as willing to be flown to remote areas to give emergency medical care.

Nearby words

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  2. flying circus,
  3. flying colors,
  4. flying colours,
  5. flying column,
  6. flying dragon,
  7. flying dustbin,
  8. flying dutchman,
  9. flying field,
  10. flying fish

Origin of flying doctor

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for flying doctor

flying doctor

noun

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