- 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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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