Meaning of STRETCHER in English


I. ˈstre-chər noun

Date: 15th century


a. : one that stretches ; especially : a device or machine for stretching or expanding something

b. : an exaggerated story : a tall tale


a. : a brick or stone laid with its length parallel to the face of the wall

b. : a timber or rod used especially when horizontal as a tie in framed work

3. : a device for carrying a sick, injured, or dead person

4. : a rod or bar extending between two legs of a chair or table

II. transitive verb

Date: 1973

: to carry or transport on a stretcher

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.