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stretcher-bearer

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who helps carry a stretcher or litter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who carries, or helps to carry, injured or dead people on a stretcher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who helps carry a stretcher

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Examples

  • He served as a stretcher-bearer with the British Army.

    Commemorative Ceremony for WWI Veterans « Mudpuddle

  • He served as a stretcher-bearer in WWI and then running canteens for soldiers in Dumfries during WWII.

    PhotoHunter: Veterans « Mudpuddle

  • Tragically, in 1941, his mother was euthanized by the Nazis, and his father later killed serving in Hitler's war; in his late teens, Stockhausen himself was a stretcher-bearer for the Germans, witnessing horrific atrocities.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume Twenty-Five

  • It's a book in three parts: the first couple of chapters describe Shute's boyhood and youth, where the most exciting part is his close observation of the Easter Rising of 1916 - his father, as it happens, was the Secretary of the Irish Post Office, so there is a certain immediacy to Shute's account, from an angle one doesn't often get - that of a middle-class English teenager pressed into service as a stretcher-bearer.

    December Books 13) Slide Rule

  • Although the picture is blurred, note that the leading stretcher-bearer is wearing his helmet at a slightly raked angle.

    Part 4 - Act 2: The Red Cross workers

  • They were both present at the battle of Spion Kop in South Africa seven years earlier -- Churchill as a war correspondent, Gandhi as a stretcher-bearer -- but they failed even to scrape hulls on that occasion.

    Clash of Civilizations,

  • He was serving as a stretcher-bearer, behind the lines, being too old for any more active service.

    Presumption of Death

  • Mahatma Gandhi acted, for example, as a volunteer stretcher-bearer at the Spionkop battle site near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mahatma Gandhi acted, for example, as a volunteer stretcher-bearer at the Spioenkop battle site near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He led a small stretcher-bearer corps which nursed the wounded Zulus whom the whites despised and left to suffer.

    MAHATMA GANDHI AND JOHN DUBE(1)

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