Stokes litter

noun

variants or less commonly Stokes stretcher
: a wire basket conforming in shape to the human body into which an injured, sick, or disabled person can be safely strapped

Word History

Etymology

after Charles F. Stokes †1931 American naval medical officer, its inventor

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“Stokes litter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stokes%20litter. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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