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tour·ni·quet / ˈtərnikit; ˈtoŏr-/ • n. a device for stopping the flow of blood through an artery, typically by compressing a limb with a cord or tight bandage.

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tourniquet (toor-ni-kay) n. a device to press upon an artery and prevent flow of blood through it, usually a cord, rubber tube, or tight bandage. Tourniquets are no longer recommended as a first-aid measure to stop bleeding from a wound; direct pressure on the wound itself is considered less harmful.

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tourniquet XVII. — F., taken to be alt. of OF. tournicle, var. of t(o)unicle coat of mail, by assoc. with tourner TURN.

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