Definition of stretcher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstretʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstretʃər//
Medical equipment
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a long piece of strong cloth with a pole on each side, used for carrying somebody who is sick or injured and who cannot walk He was carried off on a stretcher. stretcher cases (= people too badly injured to be able to walk) Wordfinderaccident, ambulance, casualty, first aid, hospital, injure, paramedic, stretcher, victim, witness See related entries: Medical equipment
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