medevac


1med·e·vac

noun \ˈme-də-ˌvak, -dē-\

: emergency removal of sick or injured people from an area especially by helicopter

: a helicopter used to remove sick or injured people from an area

Full Definition of MEDEVAC

1
:  emergency evacuation of the sick or wounded (as from a combat area)
2
:  a helicopter used for medevac

Variants of MEDEVAC

med·e·vac also med·i·vac \ˈme-də-ˌvak, -dē-\

Examples of MEDEVAC

  1. The wounded soldiers were evacuated by medevac to the hospital.

Origin of MEDEVAC

medical evacuation
First Known Use: 1966

2medevac

verb
med·e·vaced also med·i·vaced or med·e·vacked or med·i·vackedmed·e·vac·ing also med·i·vac·ing or med·e·vack·ing or med·i·vack·ing

Definition of MEDEVAC

transitive verb
:  to transport in a medevac helicopter

Variants of MEDEVAC

medevac also medivac

First Known Use of MEDEVAC

1969

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