tourniquet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French tourniquet, from tourner (to turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tourniquet (plural tourniquets)

  1. A tightly-compressed bandage used to stop bleeding by stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 2/1, The Younger Set[1]:
      His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers ; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon ; […] .
  2. Any of several similar methods of clamping components into position.
  3. A turnstile.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tourner with suffix -iquet (as in berniquet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tourniquet m (plural tourniquets)

  1. unpowered carousel (playground)
  2. revolving door or turnstile

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