Paramedics now headed into the shop with a stretcher to aid the gunman.
There was a stretcher near their position— someone had brought it out earlier and leaned it up near the truck.
Mace threw himself onto the stretcher, and Carter and Larson started moving, trying to achieve a balance of speed and smoothness.
The soldiers grabbed Dirani from his bed, carried him out on a stretcher under fire, and hustled him back to Israel.
And the next time his friend saw Moses, it was online; his bloody body was slapped on a stretcher.
I boxed the ears of one of them, when the other, coming behind me, hit me over the head with the stretcher.
An officer and the soldiers who had borne the stretcher stood in the shadow.
There was a murmur of applause as the bearers set down the stretcher and displayed a goodly cask.
They made a stretcher of boughs and carried me for some miles to their kraal inland.
Jamie walked beside the stretcher to give a hand with the staff.
Old English streccan, from Proto-Germanic *strakjanan (cf. Danish strække, Swedish sträcka, Old Frisian strekka, Old High German strecchan, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old High German, German strecken "to stretch"), perhaps a variant of the root of stark, or else from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain).
Meaning "to extend (the limbs or wings)" is from c.1200; that of "to lay out for burial" is from early 13c. To stretch one's legs "take a walk" is from c.1600. Meaning "to lengthen by force" first recorded late 14c.; figurative sense of "to enlarge beyond proper limits, exaggerate," is from 1550s. Stretch limo first attested 1973. Stretch marks is attested from 1960. Stretcher "canvas frame for carrying the sick or wounded" is first attested 1845.
1540s, "act of stretching," from stretch (v.); meaning "unbroken continuance of some activity" is first recorded 1680s; meaning "straightaway of a race course" (e.g. home stretch) is recorded from 1841.
stretcher stretch·er (strěch'ər)
A litter, usually of canvas stretched over a frame, used to transport the sick, wounded, or dead.
To hang or be hanged (1595+)
[prison sense originally ''a one-year prison sentence''; third noun sense found by 1710 in the very similar ''an exaggerated statement'']