Stokes litter

noun
variants: or less commonly Stokes stretcher

Definition of Stokes litter

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

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History and Etymology for Stokes litter

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 19 Jan. 2021.

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