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
British Dictionary definitions for tourniquet
Word Origin for tourniquet
Word Origin and History for tourniquet
1690s, from French tourniquet "surgical tourniquet," also "turnstile," diminutive of torner "to turn," from Old French tourner, torner (see turn (v.)).