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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stretch·er /ˈstrɛʧɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stretch·er /ˈstrɛʧɚ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, stretches.
 2. Masonry A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall.
 3. Arch. A piece of timber used in building.
 4. Naut. (a) A narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet. (b) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and griped.
 5. A litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or dead persons.
 6. An overstretching of the truth; a lie. [Slang]
 7. One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.
 8. An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.
 9. The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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