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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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Things go through your mind when you get stretchered off and you sometimes think the worst but, thankfully, this time it looked a lot worse than it was.
Arsenal's Premier League title challenge has received a blow after Robin van Persie was stretchered off in Holland's 0-0 international friendly draw against Italy.
Blackburn defender Samba was treated on the Stamford Bridge pitch for six minutes before being stretchered off with his neck in a brace - and he had still not regained consciousness by the time he was taken to hospital.
The India captain had to be stretchered off the field in Chennai after the pair clashed when they both went for a catch at square leg.
University of Santo Tomas star sophomore had to be stretchered off the floor after suffering a knee injury in the Golden Tigresses' match against Far Eastern University Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
Romelu Lukaku's return to Goodison Park to face Everton looks to be in doubt after being stretchered off in Manchester United's match against Southampton this afternoon.
NEW YORK -- The suspect wanted in connection with weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey was shown being stretchered into an ambulance Monday after being wounded following a shootout with police, CNN footage showed.
Scrum-half Webb (ankle) and full-back Halfpenny (knee) were both stretchered off after suffering serious looking injuries during the 23-19 victory over Italy at the Millennium Stadium.
THE loss of Derry City talisman Patrick McEleney will cause major concern at the Brandywell after the 23-year-old was stretchered off against Bohemains in the 68th minute last night.
The Australia international slumped to the turf in first-half stoppage time and had to be stretchered off.
The 19-year-old, on loan from Barcelona, was stretchered off in the second half of Everton's 4-1 win at Goodison Park.
The 19-year-old was stretchered off on Saturday after pulling up holding his hamstring - and afterwards Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed: "Obviously Gerard is a big negative today.