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  1. stretcher-bearer, litter-bearernoun

    one who helps carry a stretcher


  1. stretcher-bearernoun

    A person who carries, or helps to carry, injured or dead people on a stretcher.


  1. stretcher-bearer

    A stretcher-bearer is a person who carries a stretcher, generally with another person at its other end, especially in a war or emergency times when there is a very serious accident or a disaster.In case of military personnel, for example removing wounded or dead from a battlefield, the modern term is combat medic who will have received considerable training. Stretcher-bearers would have received basic first-aid training. The wounded soldier had to wait until the stretcher-bearers arrived or simply the stretcher-bearers will find them. In times of war, stretcher-bearers may in certain situations be covered by Art. 25 of the First (Geneva) Convention of 1949 under the category of auxiliary medical personnel.


  1. stretcher-bearer

    A stretcher-bearer is a person who carries a stretcher, usually in a medical or emergency situation, to transport injured, sick, or incapacitated individuals more easily and quickly to a place where they can receive medical attention. Stretcher-bearers often work in teams of two or more due to the physical demands of carrying a person on a stretcher. They are common in military operations, first aid organizations, and emergency medical services.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretcher-bearer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretcher-bearer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • φορειοφόρος, τραυματιοφορέαςGreek
  • brancardierFrench
  • bårbärareSwedish

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