English - Etymology
stretch + -er
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- One who, or that which, stretches.
- A simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured, or dead person.
- A frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting.
- A device to stretch shoes or gloves.
- A brick laid with the longest side exposed (compare header).
- (architecture) A piece of timber used in building.
- (slang) A lie; an overstretching of the truth.
- (nautical) A board against which a rower places his feet.
- (nautical) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and gripped.
- 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.
- An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.
(obsolete) A penis, especially a long penis.
1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3
- When our mutual trance was a little over, and the young fellow had withdrawn that delicious stretcher, with which he had most plentifully drowned all thoughts of revenge in the sense of actual pleasure, the widen'd wounded passage refunded a stream of pearly liquids, which flowed down my thighs, mixed with streaks of blood
- 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3