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[gur-nee] /ˈgɜr ni/

noun, plural gurneys.
a flat, padded table or stretcher with legs and wheels, for transporting patients or bodies.
(US) a wheeled stretcher for transporting hospital patients
Ivor (Bertie). 1890–1937, British poet and composer, noted esp for his songs and his poems of World War I

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

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


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