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stretcher

noun stretch·er \ ˈstre-chər \
Updated on: 18 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of stretcher from the Web

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First Known Use of stretcher

15th century


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stretcher

verb

Definition of stretcher

transitive verb
: to carry or transport on a stretcher

Recent Examples of stretcher from the Web

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First Known Use of stretcher

1973


STRETCHER Defined for English Language Learners

stretcher

noun

Definition of stretcher for English Language Learners

  • : 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


stretcher

verb

Definition of stretcher for English Language Learners

  • : to carry (someone) on a stretcher


STRETCHER Defined for Kids

stretcher

noun stretch·er \ ˈstre-chər \

Definition of stretcher for Students

: a device like a cot used for carrying a sick or injured person

Medical Dictionary

stretcher

noun stretch·er \ ˈstrech-ər \

medical Definition of stretcher

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


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