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gurney

[ gur-nee ]
/ ˈgɜr ni /
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noun, plural gur·neys.
a flat, padded table or stretcher with legs and wheels, for transporting patients or bodies.
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Origin of gurney

First recorded in 1935–40; of uncertain origin; perhaps after J. Theodore Gurney, American inventor, who invented a two-wheeled horse-drawn cab in 1883

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British Dictionary definitions for gurney (1 of 2)

gurney
/ (ˈɡɜːnɪ) /

noun
US a wheeled stretcher for transporting hospital patients

Word Origin for gurney

C20: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for gurney (2 of 2)

Gurney
/ (ˈɡɜːnɪ) /

noun
Ivor (Bertie). 1890–1937, British poet and composer, noted esp for his songs and his poems of World War I
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