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Noun: stretcher  stre-chu(r)
  1. A litter for transporting people who are ill, wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
     
  2. A wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
     
  3. A mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
     
  4. A stone that forms the top of wall or building
    - capstone, copestone, coping stone
Verb: stretcher  stre-chu(r)
  1. Carry on a stretcher

Derived forms: stretchering, stretchers, stretchered

Type of: framework, litter, mechanical device, stone

Part of: wall

Encyclopedia: Stretcher