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English definition of “stretcher-bearer”

stretcher-bearer

noun [C]     /ˈstretʃ.əˌbeə.rər/ US  /-ɚˌber.ɚ/
someone who carries a stretcher, with another person at its other end, especially in a war or emergencyDoctors and health workers generallyEmergency services in general
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