drawstring
noun Date: 1845 a string, cord, or tape inserted into hems or casings or laced through eyelets for use in closing a bag or controlling fullness in garments or curtains

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drawstring — ► NOUN ▪ a string in the seam of a garment or bag, which can be pulled to tighten or close it …   English terms dictionary

  • drawstring — [drô′striŋ΄] n. a string drawn through a hem, as in the waist of a garment or mouth of a bag, to tighten or close it by taking up the fullness …   English World dictionary

  • Drawstring — A modern reproduction of a medieval turn shoe with a drawstring Chalk bags with drawstr …   Wikipedia

  • drawstring — [[t]drɔ͟ːstrɪŋ[/t]] drawstrings also draw string N COUNT: usu sing, oft N n A drawstring is a cord that goes through an opening, for example at the top of a bag or a pair of trousers. When the cord is pulled tighter, the opening gets smaller.… …   English dictionary

  • drawstring — UK [ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ] / US [ˈdrɔˌstrɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms drawstring : singular drawstring plural drawstrings a string through the top of a bag or a piece of clothing, used for pulling the edges together …   English dictionary

  • drawstring — noun a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag • Syn: ↑drawing string, ↑string • Hypernyms: ↑tie • Hyponyms: ↑purse string …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawstring — noun Drawstring is used before these nouns: ↑bag, ↑closure, ↑pants, ↑waist …   Collocations dictionary

  • drawstring — draw|string [ˈdro:strıŋ US ˈdro: ] n a string through the top of a bag, piece of clothing etc that you can pull to make it tighter ▪ trousers with a drawstring waist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawstring — /ˈdrɔstrɪŋ/ (say drawstring) noun a string, cord, etc., which tightens or closes an opening, as of a bag, clothing, etc., when one or both ends are pulled …   Australian English dictionary

  • drawstring — /draw string /, n. a string or cord that tightens or closes an opening, as of a bag, clothing, or the like, when one or both ends are pulled. Also, draw string. [1825 35; DRAW + STRING] * * * …   Universalium

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