Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A surgical instrument intended to replace the knife in many operations, the parts operated on being severed by the crushing effect produced by the gradual tightening of a chain to avoid haemorrhage.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French écraseur, "crusher".

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.