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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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