gurney


gur·ney

noun \ˈgər-nē\

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

plural gurneys

Full Definition of GURNEY

:  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

gur·ney

noun \ˈgər-nē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gurneys

Medical Definition of GURNEY

: a wheeled cot or stretcher

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