Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of an army medical corps attached to a field unit.

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  • n. An army medical corpsman attached to a field unit.

Etymologies

Short for medical aid man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
aid +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the far end of the car, the medical aidman keeps an alert eye on his patients.

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  • During tactical operations, the senior aidman monitors the tactical situation and responds as necessary.

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  • The senior aidman (attached from the BAS) works with the company team medic in coordinating medical activities and supervising team personnel (such as combat lifesavers and platoon aidmen) who hold medical responsibilities.

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  • If female searchers cannot be provided, a doctor or aidman should be used for searching female insurgents.

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  • Cahill and Sgt. Ernest C. Jamison, the platoon medical aidman, took cover in

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  • I recall the reminiscence of a 17-year-old medical aidman, whom I quoted in one of my books, describing the island of Peleliu: 'I am carrying this guy on the stretcher and he's been dead maybe a day and a half but already his body is covered with flies and maggots.

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  • Sgt. Beikirch, medical aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang.

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