Definition of St John Ambulance from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


St John Ambulance

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a British charity that was founded in 1887. Its staff work without payment to provide medical care at public events, e.g. concerts or football matches. They also run medical centres and homes for sick people, and provide training in first aid. The charity is named after the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, an ancient military organization that cared for the sick.