stretcher

[ strech-er ]
/ ˈstrɛtʃ ər /

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

Definition for stretcher (2 of 2)

Origin of stretch

before 900; Middle English strecchen (v.), Old English streccan; cognate with Dutch strekken, German strecken; akin to Old English stræc firm, hard, Middle Dutch strac stiff. See stare, stark
SYNONYMS FOR stretch
5 See lengthen.
11 lie down.
20 range, reach, compass.
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British Dictionary definitions for stretcher (1 of 2)

stretcher

/ (ˈstrɛtʃə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to transport (a sick or injured person) on a stretcher

British Dictionary definitions for stretcher (2 of 2)

stretch

/ (strɛtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsstretchable, adjectivestretchability, noun

Word Origin for stretch

Old English streccan; related to Old Frisian strekka, Old High German strecken; see straight, strake
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Medicine 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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Idioms and Phrases with stretcher

stretch


In addition to the idioms beginning with stretch

  • stretch a point
  • stretch one's legs

also see:

  • at a stretch
  • by any stretch
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