Medicine/Medical, Surgery. any device for arresting bleeding by forcibly compressing a blood vessel, as a bandage tightened by twisting.
a device for pulling the parts of a wooden piece of furniture together, consisting of a pair of twisted cords passed around the parts.
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How to use tourniquet in a sentence
Already, they are working with on-ground partners in Ukraine to purchase and distribute needed supplies like first aid medical kits, tourniquets, and blood-stopping bandages.Ukraine Received More Than $30M in Crypto Donations. Here's Where It's Going | Raisa Bruner | March 2, 2022 | Time
When Lévy arrives at the dispensary, he doesn’t wear this tourniquet on his gear—as a soldier might—because he has no gear.The Last Person Who Believes in Western Intervention | Elliot Ackerman | February 21, 2022 | Time
It’s not the six surgeries he underwent, the half-year bedridden, or the image of his younger cousin using a shirt as a tourniquet to save his life.He Was Shot by a Stranger but Treated Like a Criminal When He Reached the ER | Melissa Chan | October 13, 2021 | Time
I woke up as my medic strapped a tourniquet to my leg and turned to my Afghan interpreter to assist with bandages.We Must Help the Afghan Interpreters Who Helped Us | Florent Groberg | June 15, 2021 | Time
All of that provided a perfectly pleasant 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, a win that doubled as a tourniquet.The Nats have shaken off slow starts before, but this one seems to raise bigger questions | Barry Svrluga | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE 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.
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
To prevent the flow of blood, a tight bandage known as a tourniquet must be tied between the cut and the heart.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Can such an effect be produced by the sight of that tourniquet of dust, far away over the plain, yet whirling nearer and nearer?Aletta | Bertram Mitford
He could not help praising them a little for what they had done with the primitive tourniquet and the styptic agency of the snow.Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The pass called "Le tourniquet" is a better one for a number of coins.Magic | Ellis Stanyon
British Dictionary definitions for tourniquet
med any instrument or device for temporarily constricting an artery of the arm or leg to control bleeding
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