The definition of a tourniquet is a compression bandage or other device intended to stop bleeding.noun
A tight bandage that is wrapped around the wrists of an attempted suicide victim who slit a vein is an example of a tourniquet.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr, altered in sense and form (infl. by tourner, to turn) < MFr turniquet, earlier turniquel, coat of mail, upper garment < OFr tunicle < L tunicula, dim. of tunica, tunic
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Origin: French : tourner, to turn (from Old French; see turn) + -iquet, diminutive suff. (from Old French).
tourniquet - Medical Definition