from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device, typically a tightly encircling bandage, used to check bleeding by temporarily stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tightly-compressed bandage used to stop bleeding by stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
- n. Any of several similar methods of clamping components into position.
- n. A turnstile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for arresting hemorrhage. It consists essentially of a pad or compress upon which pressure is made by a band which is tightened by a screw or other means.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turnstile.
- n. An instrument for arresting the passage of blood through an artery by means of compression effected with a screw. It is used to control hemorrhage temporarily, as in surgical operations on a limb, or to check the force of the blood-current in cases of aneurismal or other vascular tumors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
On the soldier's left leg, the tourniquet is above the knee.
Washington now needs to put a short-term tourniquet on the banking industry to stem the damage, and to get back into the business of protecting consumers, employees, and investors from corporate greed.
The syringe was fashioned from an eyedropper; the tourniquet was a necktie.
Before Harvey, many doctors, over several centuries, had the opportunity of confirming how, after the tourniquet has been applied just before
The immediate application of an intermittent tourniquet, that is, one which is relaxed for a moment at a time, so that the poison may gain admission into the circulation in small doses.
The tourniquet is a less manageable and not more certain compressor of the arterial trunk than is the hand of an intelligent assistant.
A tourniquet is a common thing enough -- no more than a band with screw fittings, and there was nothing to show that the tourniquet used was any different from a thousand others; and I can see no particular reason why a doctor should commit a murder like this any more than any other man; in which the divisional surgeon agreed with me.
Should it be necessary to cut off a limb, to try and save life, I shall need the knives, the saw, and this instrument, which I heard the white hakim call a tourniquet, and which they use for stopping the flow of blood, while they are cutting.
A tourniquet is a last resort as it cuts off blood supply to the rest of the limb.
“We have plenty to sell, Papa,” she said, while the old man used his corkscrew as some kind of tourniquet to suck that cork right out of the bottle of Bordeaux.
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