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stretcher

[ strech-er ]
/ ˈstrɛtʃ ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to stretch (canvas for a painting) on a stretcher.

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Origin of stretcher

First recorded in 1375–1425, stretcher is from the late Middle English word stretcher.See stretch, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for stretcher

stretcher
/ (ˈstrɛtʃə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to transport (a sick or injured person) on a stretcher
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Medical definitions for stretcher

stretcher
[ strĕchər ]

n.

A litter, usually of canvas stretched over a frame, used to transport the sick, wounded, or dead.
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