or draw string
- 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
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Examples from the Web for drawstring
There are short-sleeved button downs, drawstring hoodies, and, of course, laptop cases.YouTube Founder Quits for Fashion
November 10, 2010
I feel we are tied with a drawstring in nature's hip pocket.The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest
Cassio emerged from Francesca's room, tying the drawstring of his hose.The Saracen: The Holy War
These should be knee high, with a drawstring to secure them just below the knee.Packing and Portaging
The breeches are held in place by means of a drawstring in front.
She put it on the table beside the satchel and cautiously untied the drawstring at the mouth of the bag.Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls
Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
- 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
- (as modifier)a drawstring neckline
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