Definition of gurney noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrni//
(North American English)
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a type of trolley which is used for moving patients in a hospital Word Originlate 19th cent.: apparently named after J. T. Gurney of Boston, Massachusetts (USA), patentee of a new cab design in 1883.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gurney