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hospital train

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

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hospital train

Historical Examples

  • The mother runs a hospital-train for the wounded in the intervals of hunting wolves.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

    Sarah Macnaughtan

  • The hospital-train bore us with many interruptions and frequent side-trackings toward the Channel and "Blighty."

  • When last I came to it I saw little, because I arrived in a motor-ambulance and left in a hospital-train.