gurney

noun

gur·​ney ˈgər-nē How to pronounce gurney (audio)
plural gurneys
: a wheeled cot or stretcher

Example Sentences

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Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gurney was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Gurney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gurney. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

gurney

noun

gur·​ney ˈgər-nē How to pronounce gurney (audio)
plural gurneys
: a wheeled cot or stretcher
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