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stretcher-bearer

[ strech-er-bair-er ]
/ ˈstrɛtʃ ərˌbɛər ər /
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noun
a person who helps carry a stretcher, as in removing wounded from a battlefield.
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Origin of stretcher-bearer

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for stretcher-bearer

stretcher-bearer

noun
a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
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