Definition of air ambulance in English:

air ambulance


  • A specially equipped aircraft, typically a helicopter, used to transport sick or injured people to the hospital in an emergency.

    ‘Payash helped medical staff at the clinic while waiting for the air ambulance to arrive’
    • ‘Using their own money, they built and flew the world's first air ambulance at Fort Barrancas, Florida, in 1910.’
    • ‘In the early '80s Dr. Banks began pushing for a dedicated air ambulance.’
    • ‘Both London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance attended, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.’
    • ‘This success led to an order directing all military airfields to have an air ambulance.’
    • ‘Users can choose to have air ambulances pick up patients at ambulance exchange points.’
    • ‘A phone vote by viewers resulted in Ian Nicholls of the County Air Ambulance becoming the West Midlands NHS Hero.’
    • ‘An air ambulance was also called in to the school from London.’
    • ‘In 1997 there was a change of government and they invited me to stay here permanently to fly air ambulances for them.’
    • ‘Mrs O'Leary was transferred by air ambulance from Cork Airport to London last Saturday evening.’
    • ‘There was no specialized air ambulance servicing northern Manitoba.’