Meaning of “tourniquet” in the English Dictionary

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"tourniquet" in British English

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tourniquetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʊə.nɪ.keɪ/ /ˈtɔː.nɪ.keɪ/ us /ˈtɝː.nɪ.kɪt/

a strip of cloth that is tied tightly around an injured arm or leg to stop it bleeding:

If it continues to bleed, you may have to apply a tourniquet to the limb.

(Definition of “tourniquet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tourniquet" in American English

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tourniquetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɜr·nɪ·kət, ˈtʊr-/

a strip of cloth that is tied tightly around an injured arm or leg to stop the flow of blood

(Definition of “tourniquet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)