field hospital

field hospital
field hospital n a military organization of medical personnel with equipment for establishing a temporary hospital in the field

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a portable military hospital, manned by noncommissioned officers and men, located beyond the zone of conflict, 3–4 miles beyond the dressing stations, designed to shelter and care for wounded brought in by ambulance companies until they can be transported to the line of communications.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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