noun (plural gurneys)chiefly North American
A wheeled stretcher used for transporting hospital patients.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with gurneyattorney, Burney, Czerny, Ernie, ferny, journey, Verny
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