hospital train

  1. a military train equipped to transport wounded troops to a hospital.

Origin of hospital train

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby hospital train Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hospital train in a sentence

  • He may run a special hospital train with doctors and nurses and emergency equipment.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
  • The mother runs a hospital-train for the wounded in the intervals of hunting wolves.

  • Then came the hospital train, a wagon for each regiment in the Division, loaded with stores to establish a Division hospital.

    An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • Met Mother Bickerdyke on the hospital train going North after supplies.

    An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • I asked him how far the wounded had to be transported from here before they could be placed in a hospital train.