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string tie

noun
1.
a short, very narrow, and unflared necktie, usually tied in a bow.
Origin of string tie
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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Examples from the Web for string tie
Historical Examples
  • He was dressed in a long black topcoat, high collar and string tie.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • His collar was black and his string tie and black silk shirt blended into his black vest.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • He was dressed in black but wore a string tie of a peculiarly lively shade of red.

    The Great God Success John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
  • With a string tie a piece of raw cotton over the head of one clothespin; have the string tight, but the cotton cover rather loose.

British Dictionary definitions for string tie

string tie

noun
1.
a very narrow tie, usually tied in a bow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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