iodine lancers

/aɪədin ˈlænsəz/ (say uyuhdeen 'lansuhs)

plural noun World War I Colloquial (humorous)
members of the Australian Army Nursing Service.
{iodine, a common antiseptic + lancers meaning both `soldiers in a lancer regiment' and `people who lance (abscesses, etc.)'}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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