tourniquet

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noun tour·ni·quet \ˈtu̇r-ni-kət, ˈtər-\

Definition of tourniquet

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

Origin and Etymology of tourniquet

French, turnstile, tourniquet, from tourner to turn, from Old French — more at turn


First Known Use: 1695


TOURNIQUET Defined for English Language Learners

tourniquet

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noun tour·ni·quet \ˈtu̇r-ni-kət, ˈtər-\

Definition of tourniquet for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TOURNIQUET Defined for Kids

tourniquet

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noun tour·ni·quet \ˈtu̇r-ni-kət\

Definition of tourniquet for Students

  1. :  a device (as a bandage twisted tight) for stopping bleeding or blood flow


Medical Dictionary

tourniquet

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noun tour·ni·quet \ˈtu̇r-ni-kət, ˈtər-\

Medical Definition of tourniquet

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



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