Bale tie
Tie Tie, n.; pl. {Ties}. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[=i]ge. [root]64. See {Tie}, v. t.] 1. A knot; a fastening. [1913 Webster]

2. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. [1913 Webster]

No distance breaks the tie of blood. --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. A knot of hair, as at the back of a wig. --Young. [1913 Webster]

4. An equality in numbers, as of votes, scores, etc., which prevents either party from being victorious; equality in any contest, as a race. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch. & Engin.) A beam or rod for holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mus.) A line, usually straight, drawn across the stems of notes, or a curved line written over or under the notes, signifying that they are to be slurred, or closely united in the performance, or that two notes of the same pitch are to be sounded as one; a bind; a ligature. [1913 Webster]

7. pl. Low shoes fastened with lacings. [1913 Webster]

{Bale tie}, a fastening for the ends of a hoop for a bale. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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