Etymology

1. stretcher

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɝ'] a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting.

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stretch (English)
  • strecchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Stretcher

  • pletscher
  • pletcher
  • fletcher
  • letcher
  • lecher
  • ketcher
  • betcher

Sentences with stretcher


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you cannot put your foot into the boot, you'll have to use a boot stretcher.

2. Adverb
Use the shoe stretcher while the shoe is still hot.

2. stretcher-bearer

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɝˈbɛrɝ'] one who helps carry a stretcher.

Synonyms

  • attender
  • litter-bearer
  • tender

Antonyms

  • absent
  • tough
  • inedible
  • underbid

3. stretcher

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɝ'] a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles.

Synonyms

  • litter

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stretch (English)
  • strecchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. stretcher

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɝ'] a stone that forms the top of wall or building.

Synonyms

  • coping stone
  • wall
  • copestone
  • stone

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • rotor

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stretch (English)
  • strecchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. stretcher

noun. ['ˈstrɛtʃɝ'] a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it.

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stretch (English)
  • strecchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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