Definition of tourniquet
: a device (such as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood flow by compressing blood vessels
Recent Examples of tourniquet from the Web
Investigators found a cellophane tourniquet and syringe in the restaurant bathroom that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.
An officer applied a tourniquet to the man's leg to stop the bleeding before he was transported to a local hospital.
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TOURNIQUET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of tourniquet for Students
: a device (as a bandage twisted tight) for stopping bleeding or blood flow
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