stretcher-bearer

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stretch·er-bear·er

(strĕch′ər-bâr′ər)
n.
One who helps carry a stretcher or litter.

stretcher-bearer

n
(Medicine) a person who helps to carry a stretcher, esp in wartime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stretcher-bearer - one who helps carry a stretcher
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
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stretcher-bearer

[ˈstrɛtʃəˌbɛərəʳ] nbarelliere m
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One of our old stretcher-bearers went mad and started to undress himself.
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The driver was killed and two other stretcher-bearers.
It wasn't long until enemy prisoners, and stretcher-bearers with wounded GIs, began coming back, all stepping over the mortar victim, still sprawled on the bridge.
Shankland, a lieutenant at the time, was decorated for bravery in Passchendaele in October 1917; he had already been awarded the DCM in 1916 for rescuing stretcher-bearers under fire.