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 William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- 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.
- French: garrot
- German: Tourniquet, Aderpresse, Stauschlauch
- Portuguese: torniquete
- Russian: жгут
- Spanish: torniquete