A tight bandage that is wrapped around the wrists of an attempted suicide victim who slit a vein is an example of a tourniquet.
Origin of tourniquetFr, altered in sense and form (infl. by tourner, to turn) from Middle French turniquet, earlier turniquel, coat of mail, upper garment from Old French tunicle from Classical Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica, tunic
Origin of tourniquetFrench tourner to turn ( from Old French; see turn . ) -iquet diminutive suff. ( from Old French)
From French tourniquet, from tourner (“to turn").