Tourniquet Definition

to͝ornĭ-kĭt, tûr-
tourniquets
noun
tourniquets
Any device or contrivance, as a bandage twisted about a limb, for compressing a blood vessel in order to stop bleeding or to control the circulation of blood to some part.
Webster's New World

Any of several similar methods of clamping components into position.

Wiktionary
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
compression bandage

Other Word Forms of Tourniquet

Noun

Singular:
tourniquet
Plural:
tourniquets

Origin of Tourniquet

  • French tourner to turn (from Old French turn) -iquet diminutive suff. (from Old French)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French tourniquet, from tourner (“to turn").

    From Wiktionary

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