stretcher

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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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While the paramedics cared for the boy, brigade members made ready their spinal and basket stretchers.
He was said to be conscious when lifted back up from the dock using a basket stretcher.
As the dog weighed in excess of eight stone and appeared to have spinal injuries, a basket stretcher was used to carry the animal.
Merseyside Fire Service's special rescue team strapped the victim to a basket stretcher to bring him out of the building.
Firefighters were called to the scene in Heyes Avenue and used special rescue lines and a basket stretcher to haul him up to safety.
A train guard raised the alarm and fire crews used a basket stretcher to winch him out from underneath the train.
Firefighters were called to the scene in Heyes Avenue, Haydock, and used special rescue lines and a basket stretcher to haul him up to safety.
Basic ancillary equipment for rescue teams includes such things as resuscitation apparatus, basket stretchers, gas detectors, etc.
Stretcher support SKL, suitable for basket stretchers, capacity at least 250 kg- Water cannons, manually operated from the cage, performance at least 1 500 l.