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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That night, he and two other stretcher-bearers carried the wounded soldier safely back to their own lines.
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The defender was poleaxed and needed treatment but while their club doctors attended to the defender Chelsea were frustrated by the stretcher-bearers.
He stayed, doing what he could for the major by nosing c round him like a dog and using his teeth and, eventually, after 12 hours, the stretcher-bearers came.
Walcott and his stretcher-bearers were pelted with missiles with the Arsenal striker smiling broadly.
Finally, Andy lay across a third device to protect stretcher-bearers carrying their stricken colleague from the field.
Volunteer stretcher-bearers, some of whom had been in other parts of the colliery when the explosion occurred, brought the bodies one and a half miles to the pit bottom.
Her story includes the circumstances that led people, from surgeons to stretcher-bearers, to leave home and put themselves in danger, and the important developments in medicine that they initiated to deal with their harsh situation.
The driver was killed and two other stretcher-bearers.
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.
The book also reflects on lesser-known and more personal aspects of the war, such as the work of stretcher-bearers, army chaplains, and burial parties.
In an era when stretcher-bearers are often itching to get on the pitch, Huddersfield's showed no inclination at all to assist the central defender.