Definition of gurney in English:


Syllabification: gur·ney
Pronunciation: /ˈgərnē

noun (plural gurneys)

chiefly North American
  • A wheeled stretcher used for transporting hospital patients.
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    • None of us present will forget the sight of him lying on the hospital gurney about to be wheeled into the operating room.
    • Mike then quickly inserted a catheter and valve then taped it down just as the medics from the ambulance wheeled in a gurney.
    • He tells me about one particular incident in 2002, when an explosive belt was found under a gurney transporting a sick child to hospital.


late 19th century: apparently named after J. T. Gurney of Boston, Massachusetts, patentee of a new cab design in 1883.

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