What does stretcher mean?

Definitions for stretcher
ˈstrɛtʃ ərstretch·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretcher(noun)

    a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting

  2. stretcher(noun)

    a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it

  3. stretcher(noun)

    a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles

  4. capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcher(noun)

    a stone that forms the top of wall or building


  1. stretcher(Noun)

    A simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured, or dead person.

  2. stretcher(Noun)

    A frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting.

  3. stretcher(Noun)

    A device to stretch shoes or gloves.

  4. stretcher(Noun)

    A brick laid with the longest side exposed (compare header).

  5. stretcher(Noun)

    A lie.

  6. stretcher(Noun)

    A board against which a rower places his feet

  7. stretcher(Noun)

    penis, especially a long penis

  8. stretcher(Verb)

    to carry (an injured person) on a stretcher.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stretcher(noun)

    one who, or that which, stretches

  2. Stretcher(noun)

    a brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall

  3. Stretcher(noun)

    a piece of timber used in building

  4. Stretcher(noun)

    a narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet

  5. Stretcher(noun)

    a crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and griped

  6. Stretcher(noun)

    a litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or dead persons

  7. Stretcher(noun)

    an overstretching of the truth; a lie

  8. Stretcher(noun)

    one of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle

  9. Stretcher(noun)

    an instrument for stretching boots or gloves

  10. Stretcher(noun)

    the frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting


  1. Stretcher

    A stretcher is a medical device used for short-term carrying of patients who require medical care. Stretchers are primarily used in acute out-of-hospital care situations by EMS, military, and Search and rescue personnel. Stretchers can be equipped with a variable height lower frame containing wheels, tracks, or skids to allow the stretcher to be moved more easily. A simple stretcher does not have such a frame and therefore needs to be carried by two or more people. Despite these differences, their essential function remains the same. They can often be referred to as a cot, litter, gurney, bed or cart

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. stretcher

    See litter.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stretcher


Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stretcher

    A litter or frame for carrying sick, wounded, or dead persons.

How to pronounce stretcher?

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How to say stretcher in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stretcher in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The literature is on stretcher thanks to the many people who are knowingly giving support for own gain to the plagiarizer.

  2. Giulio Gallera:

    This measure was key to save lives at a time when we couldn't find a corner in emergency rooms to put someone on a stretcher.

  3. Susana Calderon:

    I saw my husband when they put me on a stretcher to take me to hospital, i saw he was very badly wounded. He had a broken arm, like me. He had many wounds on his back, his waist, his whole spine, his legs.

  4. Mike Manazir:

    The joint fight is a greater stretcher than just the Navy fight.

  5. Susana Calderon:

    I saw my husband when they put me on a stretcher to take me to hospital, he was very badly wounded. He had a broken arm, like me. He had many wounds on his back, his waist, his whole spine, his legs.

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