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noun Australian.
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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flying doctor

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