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stretcher

stretch·er

 (strĕch′ər)
n.
1. A litter, usually of canvas stretched over a frame, used to transport the sick, wounded, or dead.
2. One that stretches, such as the wooden framework on which canvas is stretched for an oil painting.
3. A usually horizontal tie beam or brace serving to support or extend a framework.
4. A brick or stone laid parallel to the face of a wall so that only its long side is showing.
5. Informal An exaggerated or fabricated assertion or anecdote: "That book ... is mostly a true book, with some stretchers" (Mark Twain).

stretcher

(ˈstrɛtʃə)
n
1. (Medicine) a device for transporting the ill, wounded, or dead, consisting of a frame covered by canvas or other material
2. (Furniture) a strengthening often decorative member joining the legs of a chair, table, etc
3. (Art Terms) the wooden frame on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
4. (Building) a tie beam or brace used in a structural framework
5. (Building) a brick or stone laid horizontally with its length parallel to the length of a wall. Compare header4
6. (Rowing) rowing a fixed board across a boat on which an oarsman braces his feet
7. (Furniture) Austral and NZ a camp bed
8. slang an exaggeration or lie
vb (tr)
(Medicine) to transport (a sick or injured person) on a stretcher

stretch•er

(ˈstrɛtʃ ər)

n.
1. a litter, as of canvas, for carrying a sick or dead person.
2. a person or thing that stretches.
3. any of various instruments for extending, widening, or distending.
4. a bar, beam, or framework serving as a tie or brace.
5. a brick or stone laid in a wall so that its longer edge is exposed or parallel to the surface. Compare header (def. 5a).
6.
a. a framework connecting and bracing the legs of a piece of furniture.
b. one member of this framework.
[1375–1425]

stretcher

See: litter.

stretcher


Past participle: stretchered
Gerund: stretchering

Imperative
stretcher
stretcher
Present
I stretcher
you stretcher
he/she/it stretchers
we stretcher
you stretcher
they stretcher
Preterite
I stretchered
you stretchered
he/she/it stretchered
we stretchered
you stretchered
they stretchered
Present Continuous
I am stretchering
you are stretchering
he/she/it is stretchering
we are stretchering
you are stretchering
they are stretchering
Present Perfect
I have stretchered
you have stretchered
he/she/it has stretchered
we have stretchered
you have stretchered
they have stretchered
Past Continuous
I was stretchering
you were stretchering
he/she/it was stretchering
we were stretchering
you were stretchering
they were stretchering
Past Perfect
I had stretchered
you had stretchered
he/she/it had stretchered
we had stretchered
you had stretchered
they had stretchered
Future
I will stretcher
you will stretcher
he/she/it will stretcher
we will stretcher
you will stretcher
they will stretcher
Future Perfect
I will have stretchered
you will have stretchered
he/she/it will have stretchered
we will have stretchered
you will have stretchered
they will have stretchered
Future Continuous
I will be stretchering
you will be stretchering
he/she/it will be stretchering
we will be stretchering
you will be stretchering
they will be stretchering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stretchering
you have been stretchering
he/she/it has been stretchering
we have been stretchering
you have been stretchering
they have been stretchering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stretchering
you will have been stretchering
he/she/it will have been stretchering
we will have been stretchering
you will have been stretchering
they will have been stretchering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stretchering
you had been stretchering
he/she/it had been stretchering
we had been stretchering
you had been stretchering
they had been stretchering
Conditional
I would stretcher
you would stretcher
he/she/it would stretcher
we would stretcher
you would stretcher
they would stretcher
Past Conditional
I would have stretchered
you would have stretchered
he/she/it would have stretchered
we would have stretchered
you would have stretchered
they would have stretchered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stretcher - a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil paintingstretcher - a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
2.stretcher - a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
3.stretcher - a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
gurney - a metal stretcher with wheels
litter - conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
4.stretcher - a stone that forms the top of wall or building
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations
مَحْمَل، نَقّالَهنَقَالَة
nosítka
båreløber
paarit
nosila
hordágy
sjúkrabörur
担架
들것
nosidlá
nosila
bår
เปลหาม
cái cáng thương

stretcher

[ˈstretʃəʳ]
A. N
1. (Med) → camilla f
2. (Tech) (for gloves etc) → ensanchador m; (for canvas) → bastidor m
3. (Archit) → soga f
B. VT (Med) → llevar en camilla
C. CPD stretcher bearer Ncamillero/a m/f
stretcher case N enfermo o herido que tiene que ser llevado en camilla
stretcher party Nequipo m de camilleros
stretcher away VT + ADVretirar en camilla, llevarse en camilla
stretcher off VT + ADVretirar en camilla

stretcher

[ˈstrɛtʃər] nbrancard m, civière fstretcher-bearer [ˈstrɛtʃərbɛərər] nbrancardier mstretch limo nlimousine f extralonguestretch marks nplvergetures fpl

stretcher

n
(Med) → (Trag)bahre f
(for shoes, gloves) → Spanner m; (Art, for canvas) → Rahmen m

stretcher

:
stretcher-bearer
nKrankenträger(in) m(f)
stretcher case
nKranke(r) mf/Verletzte(r) mf, → der/die nicht gehen kann; (Mil) → Schwerverwundete(r) mf, → schwer Verwundete(r) mf; by the time I’ve finished this work I’ll be a stretcher (hum)bis ich diese Arbeit fertig habe, bin ich krankenhausreif (inf)
stretcher party
nTeam ntvon Krankenträgern

stretcher

[ˈstrɛtʃəʳ] n (Med) → barella

stretch

(stretʃ) verb
1. to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled. She stretched the piece of elastic to its fullest extent; His scarf was so long that it could stretch right across the room; This material stretches; The dog yawned and stretched (itself); He stretched (his arm/hand) up as far as he could, but still could not reach the shelf; Ask someone to pass you the jam instead of stretching across the table for it.
2. (of land etc) to extend. The plain stretched ahead of them for miles.
noun
1. an act of stretching or state of being stretched. He got out of bed and had a good stretch.
2. a continuous extent, of eg a type of country, or of time. a pretty stretch of country; a stretch of bad road; a stretch of twenty years.
ˈstretcher noun
a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded. The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher.
ˈstretchy adjective
(of materials etc) able to stretch. a stretchy bathing-costume.
at a stretch
continuously. He can't work for more than three hours at a stretch.
be at full stretch
to be using all one's powers, energy etc to the limit in doing something.
stretch one's legs
to go for a walk for the sake of exercise. I need to stretch my legs.
stretch out
in moving the body, to straighten or extend. She stretched out a hand for the child to hold; He stretched (himself) out on the bed.

stretcher

نَقَالَة nosítka båre Tragbahre φορείο camilla paarit brancard nosila barella 担架 들것 stretcher (syke)båre nosze maca носилки bår เปลหาม sedye cái cáng thương 担架

stretch·er

n. camilla, andas; dilatador, extendedor.

stretcher

n (litter) camilla
References in classic literature ?
Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
He saw the two whale-boats land on the beach, and the sick, on stretchers or pick-a-back, groaning and wailing, go by in lugubrious procession.
Aunt Polly -- Tom's Aunt Polly, she is -- and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.
They waded waist-deep in the grass, in a compact body, bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.
Chilton that John Pendleton is at the foot of Little Eagle Ledge in Pendleton Woods with a broken leg, and to come at once with a stretcher and two men.
On their shoulders they bore a stretcher, and upon the stretcher lay something wrapped about with raw ox-hides, and bound round with rimpis.
He found himself at the bottom of a staircase, down which, behind him, a procession of workmen were carrying a sort of stretcher, covered with a white sheet.
The boat- stretcher caught him fairly on the nose--it was the bo's'n--and the mutiny began.
There was an eruption of new faces, and she saw Joe carried out on a canvas stretcher.
There was one thwart set as low as possible, a kind of stretcher in the bows, and a double paddle for propulsion.
And when the ambulance came and they put her on a stretcher, they made me go in the kitchen so that she shouldn't know I was there.
If I don't get rid of you this way, I'll try another, and chop you over the fingers with the stretcher, or take a pick at your head with the boat-hook.