From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Tourniquet \Tour"ni*quet\, noun [F., fr. tourner to turn.] (Surg.) 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 WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "tourniquet": Ace bandage, Band-Aid, adhesive tape, application, band, bandage, bandaging, binder, brace, cast, cataplasm, compress, cotton, court plaster, cravat, dressing, elastic bandage, epithem, four-tailed bandage, gauze, lint, plaster, plaster cast, pledget, poultice, roller, roller bandage, rubber bandage, sling, splint, sponge, stupe, tampon, tape, tent, triangular bandage
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