"stretcher" in the noun sense
a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
4. capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcher
a stone that forms the top of wall or building
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