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tourniquet (plural tourniquets)
- A tightly-compressed bandage used to stop bleeding by stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
1907, Robert W[illiam] 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; […].
- Any of several similar methods of clamping components into position.
- A turnstile.
a tightly compressed bandage used to stop bleeding
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tourniquet m (plural tourniquets)