stretcher-bearer

/ˈstrɛtʃə-bɛərə/ (say 'strechuh-bairruh)

noun
someone, especially a member of the services, who helps to carry a stretcher, as in removing the wounded from a combat area.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stretcher-bearer — stretcher .bearer n someone, usually a soldier, who carries one end of a stretcher …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stretcher-bearer — stretcher ,bearer noun count one of the people who carries a stretcher …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stretcher-bearer — [strech′ərber΄ər] n. a person who helps carry a stretcher, esp. in military combat …   English World dictionary

  • stretcher-bearer — noun one who helps carry a stretcher • Syn: ↑litter bearer • Hypernyms: ↑attendant, ↑attender, ↑tender * * * ˈstretcher bearer f18 [stretcher bearer stretcher bearers …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretcher-bearer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stretcher bearer : singular stretcher bearer plural stretcher bearers one of the people who carries a stretcher …   English dictionary

  • stretcher bearer — Synonyms and related words: Aquarius, Ganymede, Hebe, bearer, bheesty, busboy, caddie, cargo handler, carrier, carrier pigeon, carter, common carrier, conveyer, coolie, cupbearer, drayman, express, expressman, freighter, gun bearer, hauler,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stretcher-bearer — /strech euhr bair euhr/, n. a person who helps carry a stretcher, as in removing wounded from a battlefield. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • stretcher-bearer — noun A person who carries, or helps to carry, injured or dead people on a stretcher …   Wiktionary

  • stretcher-bearer — stretch·er bear·er .bar ər, .ber n a person who carries one end of a stretcher …   Medical dictionary

  • stretcher-bearer — noun (C) someone, usually a soldier, who carries one end of a stretcher …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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