house surgeon



a surgeon who lives in a hospital in which he or she is on call.

Origin of house surgeon

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for house surgeon

Historical Examples of house surgeon

  • For nearly a twelvemonth he had been a house-surgeon at the Hospital of La Pitie.

  • He is an honest, intelligent young man, and a house-surgeon at the Salptrire.


    Anatole France

  • After a while he was seen by the house-surgeon and his assistant.

    The History of "Punch"

    M. H. Spielmann

  • "Found unconscious in the Liverpool train," said the house-surgeon.

    The Following of the Star

    Florence L. Barclay

  • It is good for the house-surgeon to have a place where his patients can come and see him.

    The Potter and the Clay

    Arthur F. Winnington Ingram

British Dictionary definitions for house surgeon

house surgeon


a house officer working in a surgical as opposed to a medical disciplineCompare house physician
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