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English definition of “stretcher”

stretcher

noun [C]     /ˈstretʃ.ər/ US  //
a light frame made from two long poles with a cover of soft material stretched between them, used for carrying people who are ill, injured, or dead: She was carried off the track on a stretcher.Medical and surgical equipment stretcher     verb [T]
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