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stretcher-bearer Syllabification: stretch·er-bear·er
Pronunciation: /ˈstreCHər ˌberər/

Definition of stretcher-bearer in English:


A person who helps to carry the sick or injured on stretchers, especially in time of war or at the scene of an accident.
Example sentences
  • He was left for dead at a hospital clearing post but fortunately was heard to make a sound by one of the stretcher-bearers carrying out a body from the medical aid post tent.
  • Bandsmen are professional musicians who act as stretcher-bearers in the event of war.
  • The ship's crew became volunteer stretcher-bearers instantly.
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