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hospital British & World English

An institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people

base hospital British & World English

A military hospital situated at some distance from the area of active operations during a war

day hospital British & World English

A hospital or other medical facility which provides treatment, assessment, etc. during the day, with patients returning home or to another hospital at night

hospital pass British & World English

(In football) a pass to a player likely to be tackled heavily as soon as the ball is received

hospital ship British & World English

A ship which functions as a hospital, especially to receive or take home sick or wounded military personnel

field hospital British & World English

A temporary hospital set up near a battlefield to provide emergency care for the wounded

hospital fever British & World English

Louse-borne typhus acquired in overcrowded, insanitary conditions in an old-fashioned hospital

hospital trust British & World English

(In the UK) a National Health Service hospital which has opted to withdraw from local authority control and be managed by a trust instead

community hospital British & World English

A non-specialized hospital serving a local area

cottage hospital British & World English

A small hospital in a country area

hospital corners British & World English

Overlapping folds used to tuck sheets neatly and securely under the mattress at the corners, in a manner typically used by nurses

teaching hospital British & World English

A hospital that is affiliated to a medical school, in which medical students receive practical training

hospital ball in hospital pass British & World English

(In football) a pass to a player likely to be tackled heavily as soon as the ball is received

porter1 British & World English

A hospital employee who moves equipment or patients