gurney

noun
gur·​ney | \ ˈgər-nē How to pronounce gurney (audio) \
plural gurneys

Definition of gurney

: a wheeled cot or stretcher

Examples of gurney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Images posted on Twitter showed one person on a gurney and a student jumping onto white cloth that apparently had been used as a banner. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021 The area could only be accessed by walking through a holding cell that wasn’t large enough for a gurney to pass through. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 Video obtained by the station shows first responders wheeling the suspect away on a gurney for treatment at a hospital. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2021 Oklahoma once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation, but executions were put on hold following a botched lethal injection in 2014 that left an inmate writhing on the gurney and drug mix-ups in 2015. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 By midnight, Spears was photographed being taken away from the house on a gurney to Cedars-Sinai hospital for observation. Claudia Rosenbaum, Vulture, 23 June 2021 Karl rolled a metal gurney onto the seventh floor to transport one of the bodies to the morgue. Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 Photos of her on a hospital gurney made the tabloid rounds. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2021 He is then loaded onto an ambulance gurney, his arm cuffed to the bedrail. CBS News, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of gurney

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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25 Sep 2021

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“Gurney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gurney. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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gurney

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gurney

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

gurney

noun
gur·​ney | \ ˈgər-nē How to pronounce gurney (audio) \
plural gurneys

Medical Definition of gurney

: a wheeled cot or stretcher

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