stretcher


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to stretcher: Stretcher bond

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]

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).

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Relatives of the 80-year-old patient asked a staffer to provide a stretcher or wheelchair on which the assistant demanded a Rs1,000 fee along with the identity card.
Peke Safety, which provides equipment for first responded, worked with SOCOM to develop the device, which was dubbed the "MilPod." The stretcher has a single-piece inflatable frame covered by a clear envelope that inflates in about nine seconds and creates a portable chemical- and biohazard-ready isolation chamber, Peter Cooper, vice president of marketing and partner at Peke Safety told National Defense during the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.
A witness said: "A boy who looked in his mid-teens was being taken off the pier on a stretcher. He was wincing and the ambulance crews with him gave him a pump to take breaths from."
Dubai: India's national carrier Air India has steeply hiked fares for its stretcher services with effect from July 20, Gulf News has learnt.
In a tragic incident, an elderly man severely injured in a road accident in Kerala, was allegedly left upside down on a stretcher outside a hospital for several minutes by the ambulance driver.
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team detailed how the woman was put onto a stretcher and carried for 1.5 miles.
This year the squad of 44 is taking it in turns to carry former Royal Marine Dominic Robert Lovett, who was injured during a military training exercise and is now tetraplegic, on a stretcher.
Team members were airlifted to the scene, the casualty was then loaded onto a stretcher and airlifted to hospital, saving the team a long stretcher carry.
So the four of us hoisted the stretcher on our shoulders.
We secured our stretcher to the equipment and wheeled her bed over to the window where we passed her out."
The lad needed to be hauled to safety on a special stretcher before being taken to University Hospital in Coventry with a serious knee injury.
The new Rescue Bridle allows rescue personnel to safely and efficiently rig a rescue stretcher with a rated lifting bridle that allows both a vertical and horizontal lifting capacity.