- 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.
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How to use stretcher in a sentence
Using a helicopter with a stretcher attached, they picked me up from the ledge and flew me to nearby El Capitan Meadow, where they planned to transfer me to a larger helicopter that could transport me to a hospital in Fresno.A Free Soloist Remembers His Yosemite Free Fall|Kevin Johnson|June 29, 2021|Outside Online
Logistical concerns like the availability of ammunition, or having a stretcher on hand to evacuate a wounded soldier, play key roles.The new Mission Master XT is a massive military self-driving pack mule|Rob Verger|June 25, 2021|Popular-Science
They wouldn’t need to restrain him in a stretcher, Calero told his parents.
With testimony set to begin, Pearl Farlow made a dramatic entrance on a stretcher.
The gentleman seemed to recover and after they took him out on a stretcher the show went on.Rehoboth Beach welcomes Christopher Peterson back|Peter Rosenstein|May 4, 2021|Washington Blade
And the next time his friend saw Moses, it was online; his bloody body was slapped on a stretcher.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay|M.L. Nestel|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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