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drawstring

or draw string

[draw-string] /ˈdrɔˌstrɪŋ/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of drawstring
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; draw + string
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drawstring

/ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. a cord, ribbon, etc, run through a hem around an opening, as on the bottom of a sleeve or at the mouth of a bag, so that when it is pulled tighter, the opening closes
  2. (as modifier): a drawstring neckline
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