Associations to the word «Stretcher»


STRETCHER, noun. One who, or that which, stretches.
STRETCHER, noun. A simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured, or dead person.
STRETCHER, noun. A frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting.
STRETCHER, noun. A device to stretch shoes or gloves.
STRETCHER, noun. A brick laid with the longest side exposed (compare header).
STRETCHER, noun. (architecture) A piece of timber used in building.
STRETCHER, noun. (slang) A lie; an overstretching of the truth.
STRETCHER, noun. (nautical) A board against which a rower places his feet.
STRETCHER, noun. (nautical) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and gripped.
STRETCHER, noun. One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.
STRETCHER, noun. An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.
STRETCHER, noun. (obsolete) A penis, especially a long penis.
STRETCHER, verb. (transitive) To carry (an injured person) on a stretcher.
STRETCHER CASE, noun. An injured person who needs to be carried on a stretcher.
STRETCHER CASES, noun. Plural of stretcher case

Dictionary definition

STRETCHER, noun. A wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting.
STRETCHER, noun. A mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it.
STRETCHER, noun. A litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles.
STRETCHER, noun. A stone that forms the top of wall or building.

Wise words

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