- 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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Words nearby stretcher
Definition for stretcher (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stretch
SYNONYMS FOR stretch
OTHER WORDS FROM stretch
Example sentences from the Web for stretcher
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.
On Lakes, fishing from a boat, you may have six or eight, or even more flies upon a stretcher.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
Beaver are split but stretched round and should be left in the hoop or stretcher for several days.Fur Farming|A. R. Harding
Already the Indians were preparing a stretcher out of blankets and two saplings.The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail|Ralph Connor
Plank, standing beside the stretcher, raised his head, listening to the ambulance arriving at full speed.The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers
All right, said Florence complacently, but now please cant I be carried on a stretcher?Winona of the Camp Fire|Margaret Widdemer
British Dictionary definitions for stretcher (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for stretcher (2 of 2)
- to make a concession or exception not usually made
- to exaggerate
- capacity for being stretched, as in some garments
- (as modifier)stretch pants
- with some difficulty; by making a special effort
- if really necessary or in extreme circumstances
- at one time
Derived forms of stretchstretchable, adjectivestretchability, noun
Word Origin for stretch
Medical definitions for stretcher
Idioms and Phrases with stretcher
In addition to the idioms beginning with stretch
- stretch a point
- stretch one's legs
- at a stretch
- by any stretch