from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stretcher having wheeled legs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metal stretcher with wheels
Probably after J. Theodore Gurney, American inventor who patented a type of wheeled horse-drawn cab in 1883.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)