tourniquet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French tourniquet, from tourner (to turn).

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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 William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      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; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill; [].
  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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