stretcher

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stretch·er

(strech'ĕr),
1. A litter, usually a sheet of canvas stretched to a frame with four handles, used for transporting the sick or injured.
2. A cart with four wheels and a flat top for the transportation of patients, usually within hospitals.
[A.S. streccan, to stretch]
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stretcher

(strĕch′ər)
n.
1. A litter, usually of canvas stretched over a frame, used to transport the sick, wounded, or dead.
2. One that stretches, such as the wooden framework on which canvas is stretched for an oil painting.
3. A usually horizontal tie beam or brace serving to support or extend a framework.
4. A brick or stone laid parallel to the face of a wall so that only its long side is showing.
5. Informal An exaggerated or fabricated assertion or anecdote: "That book ... is mostly a true book, with some stretchers" (Mark Twain).
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stretch·er

(strech'ĕr)
A litter, usually a sheet of canvas stretched to a frame with four handles, used for transporting the sick or injured.
[A.S. streccan, to stretch]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012