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In full "Neil Robertson stretcher". A type of rigid, enclosed, protective stretcher into which a person may be strapped and moved in an upright position, especially from a confined space.
1940s. Fromthe name of John Neil Robertson, Scottish fleet surgeon, who devised this kind of stretcher, adapting it from a Japanese design.
Neil Robertson/ˌniːl ˈrɒbəts(ə)n/
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