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 The cuffs are later removed and Prude is placed on a gurney. Melanie Schuman And Kelly Mccleary, CNN, "Daniel Prude's brother said he was acting erratic, suicidal before his deadly interaction with police," 4 Sep. 2020 Eventually, the spit sock was removed from his head, CPR was performed, and he was placed on a gurney to be taken to the hospital. refinery29.com, "A Bodycam Video Shows New York Police Officers Suffocating & Killing A Black Man," 3 Sep. 2020 The woman appeared to be strapped to a gurney with the officer leaning over her when she could be seen turning her head toward the officer’s leg. Clifford Ward, chicagotribune.com, "Round Lake Beach police hire firm to investigate officer who allegedly punched woman after being bitten," 28 Aug. 2020 Jones was on the court almost motionless for several seconds during Friday's loss to the Pacers, immobilized with both a back board and neck brace, before being rolled off the court on a gurney. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. cleared to return four days after frightening neck injury," 18 Aug. 2020 On the court almost motionless for several seconds during the loss to the Indiana Pacers, Jones was immobilized with both a back board and neck brace, before being rolled off the court on a gurney. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. ‘just a little sore’ after frightening collision," 15 Aug. 2020 Staff placed an American flag over Shino’s gurney and taps was played over the intercom. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah veterans home declared coronavirus-free after 13 deaths," 7 Aug. 2020 He was evacuated on a gurney under a hail of bullets. Louie Estrada, Washington Post, "Charles Armstrong, Korean War officer during early years of Army integration, dies at 93," 1 Aug. 2020 Strapped to the death chamber gurney, Wardlow declined to make a final statement when asked by the warden. CBS News, "Texas executes Billy Joe Wardlow for killing elderly man nearly 30 years ago," 8 July 2020

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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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The first known use of gurney was in 1939

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12 Sep 2020

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“Gurney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gurney. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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gurney

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English Language Learners Definition of gurney

US : 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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