Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A litter on which a person may be carried.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A litter on which a person may be carried.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse-litter.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When they have been carried or have stiffly and slowly marched through the entrance to the train, the "brancard" cases are brought in and laid on the floor.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • With a sudden movement the man put the sinister carriage in motion, but when he had got it close to the door of the mortuary, he stopped a moment: -- "We have many compliments on our brancard," he said cheerfully.

    The End of Her Honeymoon

  • One night a soldier, who is always drunk, was lying on a brancard in the doctor's own room, and no one seemed to mind.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • In the bell-loft, with other lumber, was an old 'stretcher,' very much less luxurious than the _brancard_ that is used in Paris for carrying the sick and wounded.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • _brancard_, with his canonical hat on his head, the snow fell fast and settled on his face and clothes, but he felt it not.

    Olla Podrida

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