noun, plural surgeons general.
the chief of medical services in one of the armed forces.
(initial capital letters) the head of the U.S. Bureau of Public Health or, in some states, of a state health agency.
noun (pl) surgeons general
(in the British, US, and certain other armies and navies) the senior officer of the medical service
the head of the public health service in the US
Surgeon General n. pl. Surgeons General
The chief general officer in the medical departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force.
The chief medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service or in a state public health service.
noun 1. a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges. surge protector A device, typically portable and containing its own electrical outlets, used to provide regulated electric power for other electric devices. Surge protectors get their power from standard household or industrial electrical sources […]
noun, plural surgeries for 3–5. 1. the art, practice, or work of treating diseases, injuries, or deformities by manual or operative procedures. 2. the branch of medicine concerned with such treatment. 3. treatment, as an operation, performed by a surgeon. 4. a room or place for surgical operations. 5. British. a doctor’s or dentist’s office […]
noun 1. a large surge chamber. noun 1. (engineering) a tank used to absorb surges in flow
- Surge tide
noun 1. a powerful and often destructive tide that may occur when an abnormally high tide (e.g. at the autumn equinox) coincides with high wind and low atmospheric pressure