Definition of stretcher party in English:

stretcher party


  • A group of stretcher-bearers.

    • ‘The Civil Defence services included wardens, rescue and stretcher parties, staffs of control centres, and messenger boys.’
    • ‘As a sergeant he had been in charge of stretcher parties, searching in No Man's Land, dragging to shelter men who no longer had a face, who howled to be shot to end their suffering.’
    • ‘Then he realised that the opening was intended for the stretcher party.’
    • ‘Her movement was so violent and so sudden that the stretcher party had to fight for balance.’