What does the word tourniquet mean?

Usage examples for tourniquet

  1. Tourniquet, he repeated, to fix the new word in his mind. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  2. The brachial artery may be so effectually compressed by the fingers on the tourniquet, against the humerus in any part of its course through the arm, as to stop pulsation at the wrist. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  3. On his tour, Hunt had seen men making blankets of pieces of old carpet, lined on one side with a piece of cotton cloth; men wearing ox- hide buskins, or complicated wrapping of rags, for shoes; orderly sergeants making out reports on shingles; surgeon using a twisted handkerchief instead of a tourniquet. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox