(also medivac) North American
The evacuation of military or other casualties to the hospital in a helicopter or airplane.
- Other military roles include medevac and search-and-rescue operations.
- Military commanders had worried the crowd would rush medevac helicopters.
- A unit of American marines on patrol saw the disabled vehicle and called in a medevac helicopter, which evacuated the officer and his soldiers.
verb (medevacs, medevacking, medevacked)[with object]
Transport (someone) to the hospital in a helicopter or airplane: the helicopter pilot who medevacked me the day I got shot
More example sentences
- Fellow soldiers applied tourniquets to stop Covington from bleeding to death and medivacked him to the nearest hospital.
- Finally, I was medevacked to Kaiser, and my chart was translated from Thai.
- Their convoy was hit by a suicide car bomber and three friends were medevacked with severe burns.
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