Meaning of STOKES LITTER in English

STOKES LITTER

noun

also stokes stretcher

Usage: usually capitalized S

Etymology: after Charles F. Stokes died 1931 American naval medical officer, its inventor

: a wire basket conforming in shape to the human body into which an injured, sick, or disabled person can be safely strapped

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