stretcher

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1stretch·er

noun \ˈstre-chər\

: a device that is made of a long piece of thick cloth stretched between two poles and that is used for carrying an injured or dead person

Full Definition of STRETCHER

1
a :  one that stretches; especially :  a device or machine for stretching or expanding something
b :  an exaggerated story :  a tall tale
2
a :  a brick or stone laid with its length parallel to the face of the wall
b :  a timber or rod used especially when horizontal as a tie in framed work
3
:  a device for carrying a sick, injured, or dead person
4
:  a rod or bar extending between two legs of a chair or table

Examples of STRETCHER

  1. They carried her out to the ambulance on a stretcher.

First Known Use of STRETCHER

15th century

2stretcher

transitive verb

: to carry (someone) on a stretcher

Full Definition of STRETCHER

:  to carry or transport on a stretcher

First Known Use of STRETCHER

1973

Rhymes with STRETCHER

stretch·er

noun \ˈstrech-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRETCHER

: a device for carrying a sick, injured, or dead person

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