Meaning of stretcher
Pronunciation: (strech'ur), [key]
- a kind of litter, often of canvas stretched on a frame, for carrying the sick, wounded, or dead.
- a similar litter on wheels, adapted for use in ambulances and hospitals.
- a person or thing that stretches.
- any of various instruments for extending, widening, distending, etc.
- a bar, beam, or fabricated material, serving as a tie or brace.
- a brick or stone laid in a wall so that its longer edge is exposed or parallel to the surface. Cf.(def. 5a).
- a simple wooden framework on which the canvas for an oil painting is stretched.
- a framework connecting and bracing the legs of a piece of furniture.
- one member of this framework.
- a crosspiece that is set athwart and near the bottom in a small boat, and against which the feet of a rower are braced.
- one of the thin, sliding rods connecting the canopy and handle of an umbrella.
- to stretch (canvas for a painting) on a stretcher.
- stretcher (Thesaurus)