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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstretcher-bearerˈstretcher-ˌbearer noun [countable]  someone, usually a soldier, who carries one end of a stretcher
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stretcher-bearerAmbulances and stretcher-bearers moved about the field-staying close, however, to the Union lines, for no truce existed.Some of the men have volunteered to help as stretcher-bearers on the day.A few of my men have volunteered to be stretcher-bearers if manpower gets short.It was a party of stretcher-bearers, passing round for a final ascertaining that only the dead remained.The rear stretcher-bearer had been hit in the head.All the stretcher-bearers got wiped out.By the time the stretcher-bearers reached them Douglas had lost consciousness.I asked, when the stretcher-bearers arrived and put on their harnesses.
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