Meaning of STRETCHER in English
[noun] [C] - a light frame which is made of poles and covered by a soft material and is used for carrying people who are ill, injured or deadShe was clearly in tremendous pain as she was carried off the track on a stretcher.A stretcher-bearer is someone who carries a stretcher, with one person at either end of it, particularly in a war or emergency.Stretcher-bearers ran in and out of the building as firefighters struggled to put out the blaze.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012