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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: strech'er


  1. A litter, usually a sheet of canvas stretched to a frame with four handles, used for transporting the sick or injured.
  2. A cart with four wheels and a flat top for the transportation of patients, usually within hospitals.

[A.S. streccan, to stretch]

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