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gurney

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noun gur·ney \ˈgər-nē\

Simple Definition of gurney

  • : a bed on a frame with wheels that is used for moving people who are sick or injured

Full Definition of gurney

plural gurneys

  1. :  a wheeled cot or stretcher

Origin of gurney

probably ultimately from Gurney cab type of horse-drawn cab with a rear entrance, from J. Theodore Gurney, who patented such a cab in Boston in 1883


First Known Use: 1939

Rhymes with gurney


Medical Dictionary

gurney

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noun gur·ney \ˈgər-nē\

Medical Definition of gurney

plural gurneys

  1. :  a wheeled cot or stretcher




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