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 for Stretcher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stretcher \Stretch"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, stretches.
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     2. (Masonry) A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension
        in the line of direction of the wall. --Gwilt.
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     3. (Arch.) A piece of timber used in building.
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     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.
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     5. A litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or
        dead persons.
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     6. An overstretching of the truth; a lie. [Slang]
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     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
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     8. An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.
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     9. The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, stretcher]

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