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n. pl. gur·neys
A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients.
[Probably after J. Theodore Gurney, American inventor who patented a type of wheeled horse-drawn cab in 1883.]
(Medicine) US a wheeled stretcher for transporting hospital patients
[C20: of unknown origin]
(Biography) Ivor (Bertie). 1890–1937, British poet and composer, noted esp for his songs and his poems of World War I
n., pl. -neys.
a flat, padded table or stretcher with legs and wheels, for transporting patients or bodies.
[1935–40; of unexplained orig.]
gurney- A stretcher with wheels.
See also related terms for wheels.