a person who helps carry a stretcher, as in removing wounded from a battlefield.
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How to use stretcher-bearer in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
And he fetches a small sandbag and gives it to the stretcher-bearer.
Well, you must wait ere, and Ill send a stretcher-bearer back, if yere not able to foot it on your own.Grapes of wrath | Boyd Cable
I crawled up to him, and he was badly hit—the blood was pouring from his mouth, and he mumbled "Stretcher bearer."
Before I got back with Bob the stretcher bearer from the trench had fixed Scottie up as well as he could.
After awhile along came the Germans—the stretcher bearer saw them as they passed the entrance.
British Dictionary definitions for stretcher-bearer
a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
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