- a flat, padded table or stretcher with legs and wheels, for transporting patients or bodies.
Origin of gurney
Related Words for gurneywagon, truck, rickshaw, bunk, buggy, dray, gig, dolly, barrow, pushcart, handcart, tumbrel, palanquin, wheelbarrow, gurney, litter, cot, bed, berth, trundle
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Contemporary Examples of gurney
“He was trying to talk, ripping his head and shoulders off the gurney,” Fretland said.Lifting the Curtain on Oklahoma's Botched Lethal Injection
August 29, 2014
Myers and Gurney felt such actions were a means to validate the report.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
Often these people end up on a special kind of board with legs that fold out, a gurney.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 8, 2014
Lockett began to convulse violently, his head and chest rising up off the gurney multiple times as he called out, “Oh, man.”Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions
Austin Sarat, Robert Henry Weaver, Heather Richard
April 30, 2014
Less than 10 minutes later, the attendants wheeled out the gurney, which now bore a black body bag.Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apartment
February 2, 2014
Historical Examples of gurney
On the other hand he knew Gurney, and felt much influenced by his advice.The Education of Henry Adams
On the following day, Mr. Gurney drove out to look at the property.Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation
Have you read Mr. Gurney's articles in the "Fortnightly" and "Cornhill?"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
At last Miss Gurney and the niece decided to return to England.The Third Miss Symons
Flora Macdonald Mayor
In with that box though, Gurney; we must not leave that behind.Overdue
- US a wheeled stretcher for transporting hospital patients
Word Origin for gurney
- Ivor (Bertie). 1890–1937, British poet and composer, noted esp for his songs and his poems of World War I
by 1921, of unknown origin. It also is a surname.
- A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients.