gas-passer

gas-passer

slang Someone who administers anesthesia (which comes in gaseous forms). Once the gas-passer is done, we'll go ahead in and start operating.

gas-passer

n. a jocular nickname for an anesthetist. (Hospitals.) My gosh! The gas-passer charged almost as much as the surgeon.
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