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gurney

[gur-nee] /ˈgɜr ni/
noun, plural gurneys.
1.
a flat, padded table or stretcher with legs and wheels, for transporting patients or bodies.
Origin of gurney
1935-1940
1935-40; of unexplained orig.
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gurney

/ˈɡɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
(US) a wheeled stretcher for transporting hospital patients
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin

Gurney

/ˈɡɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
Ivor (Bertie). 1890–1937, British poet and composer, noted esp for his songs and his poems of World War I
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Word Origin and History for gurney
n.

by 1921, of unknown origin. It also is a surname.

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gurney in Medicine

gurney gur·ney (gûr'nē)
n. pl. gur·neys
A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients.

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