flying doctor

noun Australian.

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

Origin of flying doctor

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for flying doctor

flying doctor


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