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EtymologyEdit

 
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From French tourniquet, from tourner (to turn).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʊə.nɪ.keɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɝ.nɪ.kɪt/, /ˈtʊɚ.nɪ.kɪt/, /ˈtɝ.nɪ.keɪ/
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NounEdit

tourniquet (plural tourniquets)

  1. A tightly-compressed bandage used to stop bleeding by stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill; [].
  2. Any of several similar methods of clamping components into position.
  3. A turnstile.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tourner with suffix -iquet (as in berniquet).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tourniquet m (plural tourniquets)

  1. unpowered carousel (playground)
  2. revolving door or turnstile

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