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



    BrE BrE//ˈstretʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstretʃər//
    Medical equipment
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  1. 1a 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
  2. 2a wooden frame over which cloth is spread and pulled tight ready for painting Staple canvas to the stretchers, prime it with ochre, then you're ready to paint.
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