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Meaning of “stretcher” in the English Dictionary

"stretcher" in British English

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stretchernoun [C]

uk   /ˈstretʃ.ər/  us   //
a ​lightframe made from two ​longpoles with a ​cover of ​softmaterialstretched between them, used for ​carryingpeople who are ​ill, ​injured, or ​dead: She was ​carried off the ​track on a stretcher.
(Definition of stretcher from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stretcher" in American English

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stretchernoun [C]

 us   /ˈstretʃ·ər/
a ​lightbed made of ​cloth with ​poles for a ​frame, used for ​carryingpeople who are ​injured or ​dead
(Definition of stretcher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stretcher”
in Arabic نَقّالة…
in Korean 들것…
in Portuguese maca…
in Catalan llitera…
in Japanese 担架, ストレッチャー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担架…
in Turkish sedye…
in Russian носилки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔架…
in Italian barella…
in Polish nosze…
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