noun \ˈtr-ni-kət, ˈtər-\

: a bandage, strip of cloth, etc., that is tied tightly around an injured arm or leg to stop or slow the bleeding from a wound

Full Definition of TOURNIQUET

:  a device (as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood flow by compressing blood vessels


French, turnstile, tourniquet, from tourner to turn, from Old French — more at turn
First Known Use: 1695

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noun \ˈtr-ni-kət, ˈtər-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOURNIQUET

: a device (as a bandage twisted tight with a stick) to check bleeding or blood flow


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