Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Transport of persons, especially by helicopter, to a place where they can receive medical care; medical evacuation.
  • noun A helicopter or other aircraft used for such transport.
  • transitive verb To transport (a patient) to a place where medical care is available, especially by helicopter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The emergency transportation, usually by air, of patients to a medical facility.
  • noun A vehicle used for emergency transportation of patients to a medical facility.
  • noun Trained personnel who care for patients during emergency transportation to a medical facility.
  • verb To transport patients by medevac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care

Etymologies

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

[med(ical) + evac(uation).]

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Blend of medical and evacuation

Examples

  • Navigating with map and compass, they find their way to a half dozen stations around Fort Drum, setting up ambushes or raids, searching and questioning prisoners, and practicing calling in medevac helicopters.

    The Army We Have

  • Navigating with map and compass, they find their way to a half dozen stations around Fort Drum, setting up ambushes or raids, searching and questioning prisoners, and practicing calling in medevac helicopters.

    The Army We Have

  • I know of a case not long ago where the fellow who had injured himself refused to even go to a local doctor or hospital, instead ordering the attendants to "call my medevac company and tell them to pick me up - I'll be by the pool".

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  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

    Green, Larry E.

  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

    Evancho, Richard

  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

    Mowrey, Glenn W.

  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

    Kerr, Ernest C. Jr.

  • Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.

    Allgood, Frankie E.

  • Soldiers call the medevac flights to Camp Bastion, "Nightingales" or "Nightingale flights."

    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

  • And we've offered to assist them in any way we can, whether it's dealing with the hospital administrators or assisting with any kind of medevac down the road when he's able to travel.

    Democracy Now!

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