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stretcher

1. a device for transporting the ill, wounded, or dead, consisting of a frame covered by canvas or other material
2. the wooden frame on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
3. Rowing a fixed board across a boat on which an oarsman braces his feet

Stretcher

A masonry unit laid horizontally with its length in the direction of the face of the wall.

Stretcher

 

a frame on which an artist’s canvas is stretched for painting. When the picture is finished, the stretcher is set in a frame.

stretcher

[′strech·ər]
(civil engineering)
A brick or block that is laid with its length paralleling the wall.
(medicine)
A litter usually made of canvas stretched on a frame for carrying injured, disabled, or dead persons.
(mining engineering)
A bar used for roof support on roadways and which is either wedged against or pocketed into the sides of the roadway without support of legs or struts.

stretcher

hollow-masonry-unit stretchers
stretcher laid in a wall
A masonry unit laid horizontally with its length in the direction of the face of the wall.
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Will Hogg, of the Life Brigade, said: "The Life Brigade, along with the fire brigade and the paramedics, placed the casualty on to a spine board into a basket stretcher and then removed the casualty along the rocks to the Life Brigade's Land Rover, waiting on the beach.
In the meantime, the brigade prepared rope rescue equipment and lowered down crew members carrying advanced first aid gear as well as a spinal board and basket stretcher.
Fire crews from Old Swan and Croxteth removed a passenger, 45, via a basket stretcher through the emergency exit and used a crowbar to release the driver.
He was said to be conscious when lifted back up from the dock using a basket stretcher.
A short while later, the youngster was carefully moved on to the spinal board and then into the basket stretcher before being carried to the nearest area of sand around 80m away.
But we put him into a basket stretcher and transferred him to the boat and then he was taken to Arrowe Park hospital where the last I heard he was OK.