Meaning of “stretcher” in the English Dictionary

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"stretcher" in British English

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stretchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstretʃ.ər/ us /ˈstretʃ.ɚ/

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.

(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 light bed made of cloth with poles for a frame, used for carrying people who are injured or dead

(Definition of “stretcher” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)