- a kind of litter, often of canvas stretched on a frame, for carrying the sick, wounded, or dead.
- a similar litter on wheels, adapted for use in ambulances and hospitals.
- a framework connecting and bracing the legs of a piece of furniture.
- one member of this framework.
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for stretcher
Police soon arrived on the scene, where Xie stood sobbing and clutching the makeshift weapon as the bleeding assailant was strapped into a stretcher.Asian woman, 75, beats back man who punched her in San Francisco: ‘I am amazed by her bravery’|Jaclyn Peiser|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
A woman with a bloodied face was seen being brought out of the Capitol on a stretcher.From historic day to ‘insurrection,’ how the mob takeover of the Capitol unfolded in news coverage|Jeremy Barr, Paul Farhi|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
He and others scrambled to transport blood-soaked men on stretchers from rail cars to triage, where those with a chance were separated from those who were goners.
“We were hauling one guy, and my grip on the stretcher slipped.”
An ambulance and the police were called, and my dad was put on a stretcher.Your Dad Ever Get His Ass Kicked by a Pro Wrestler?|Eugene Robinson|December 18, 2020|Ozy
And the next time his friend saw Moses, it was online; his bloody body was slapped on a stretcher.
They carry it like a stretcher, though they're missing one stretcher-bearer.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paramedics now headed into the shop with a stretcher to aid the gunman.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a stretcher near their position— someone had brought it out earlier and leaned it up near the truck.
Prep work now short- circuited, Carter kicked the ammo cans out of the way and snatched up the stretcher.
They dragged him back clear of any further falls, and improvised a stretcher on which to carry home his now unconscious body.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
The stretcher-bearers brought the latter in, and I sent for the doctor at once, but he could only pronounce him to be dead also!
Four officers carried the stretcher, and about six others followed behind.
Well away from the enemy the soldier is borne on a stretcher, sewn up in his blankets and wrapped in a flag.
One Palmer and two small hackle Flies on your stretcher give a tolerable good chance.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland