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Meaning of STRETCHER

Pronunciation:  'stretshur

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

STRETCHER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: capstone, copestone, coping stone
 See Also: frame, framework, framing, gurney, litter, mechanical device, stone, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. --Gwilt.

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. --Dana.

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

8. An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.

9. The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are lying on a stretcher indicates your need to be rescued in some situation or relationship. Perhaps you need to take time out and confront your emotional demons. Seeing a stretcher in your dream, suggests that trouble lies ahead of you in the near future.