(also medivac) North American
Definition of medevac in English:
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] Back to top
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.
Definition of medevac in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia