Gurney definition

gûrnē
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A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients.
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A stretcher or cot on wheels, used in hospitals to move patients.
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(US) A stretcher having wheeled legs.
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Noun

Singular:
gurney
Plural:
gurneys

Origin of gurney

  • Probably after J. Theodore Gurney , American inventor who patented a type of wheeled horse-drawn cab in 1883

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown. Possibly from Gurney cab, a type of horse-drawn cab on wheels named after Theodore Gurney, the US inventor credited with creating and patenting it in about 1883.

    From Wiktionary