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See also: Gurney
Unknown. Possibly from Gurney cab, a type of horse-drawn cab on wheels named after Theodore Gurney, the US inventor credited with creating and patenting it in about 1883.
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ni
gurney (plural gurneys)
- (US) A stretcher having wheeled legs.
- Synonym: trolley (Britain)
- 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance, Fourth Estate, paperback edition, page 22
- Yet her vision has narrowed strangely (good, for she was in a medical facility, if she were having a hemorrhage or a stroke it could not be happening at a more convenient time) so that she was able to see little in the fluorescent-lit space except the man who lay motionless on a gurney beneath the strongest of the lights.
- 2005, Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content, Number 506: The Talk, Part 7
- I’m pretty sure I didn’t actively steer towards the tree, but… I don’t know. I just remember that wave of despair and then the EMTs pulling me out of the car and putting me on a gurney.
a stretcher having wheeled legs
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