(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, stretches.
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2. (Masonry) A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall. Gwilt.
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3. (Arch.) A piece of timber used in building.
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4. (Naut.) (a) A narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet. (b) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and griped. Dana.
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5. A litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or dead persons.
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6. An overstretching of the truth; a lie. [Slang]
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7. One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.
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8. An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.
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9. The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.
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