- tourneur, cyril,
Origin of tourniquet
Examples from the Web for tourniquet
A bystander had placed a belt on his arm to act as a tourniquet.New Orleans Shooting: I Saw the Mother’s Day Parade Gunman|Jarratt Pytell|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The tourniquet on the left leg went just above the knee, below which there was nothing but torn flesh and a length of bare bone.Carlos Arredondo, Boston Marathon Hero in a Cowboy Hat, on the Bombs|Michael Daly|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another Afghan police officer used a towel as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
An Army officer then used his belt to make a tourniquet on Munley's leg.
He had lost considerable blood by the time the first-aid team was able to get him out and apply a tourniquet.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Using a tourniquet increases the chances that the arm or leg will have to be amputated later.In Time Of Emergency|Department of Defense
Plummer was at the window with his men at his heels even before the tourniquet was half unscrewed.The Red Triangle|Arthur Morrison
On catching him I found that he had somehow severed an artery in his tail, and I had to improvise a tourniquet to stop the flow.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
Gangrene,—that is, the death of a limb caused by the lack of blood, which has been cut off by the tourniquet.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
Word Origin for tourniquet
1690s, from French tourniquet "surgical tourniquet," also "turnstile," diminutive of torner "to turn," from Old French tourner, torner (see turn (v.)).