stretcher

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stretcher
  • noun
    A framework of two poles with a long piece of canvas slung between them, used for carrying sick, injured, or dead people.
    A wooden frame over which a canvas is spread and tautened ready for painting.
    A rod or bar joining and supporting chair legs.
    A brick or stone laid with its long side along the face of a wall.
    An exaggeration or lie. (Mark Twain is quoted: "mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.")
    verb
    Carry (a sick or injured person) somewhere on a stretcher. (their striker had to be stretchered off following a tackle)

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