tour·ni·quet ˈtu̇r-ni-kət ˈtər-
: a device (such as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood flow by compressing blood vessels
Recent Examples on the Web The first hero, a college student, turned his belt into a tourniquet; the second, a police officer, commandeered a truck. —BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2023 The burrito-sized pack comes with a pressure applicator to act as a tourniquet, too. —Kayla Becker, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2023 In addition to bandages, tape, and topical ointments, the affordable pouch contains many foldable items, like an emergency blanket, a tourniquet, and a CPR mask. —Michael Menna, Verywell Health, 6 Feb. 2023 Give me a tourniquet. —New York Times, 20 July 2022 An officer applied a tourniquet to one of the victims. —Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 9 Apr. 2023 Another officer applied a tourniquet to the injured officer’s leg. —Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Jan. 2023 The agents applied a tourniquet to both legs. —Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 The officers applied a tourniquet to his upper leg and attempted to stop the bleeding in his upper body as well. —Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2023 See More
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