or draw string

[ draw-string ]
/ ˈdrɔˌstrɪŋ /


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

First recorded in 1825–35; draw + string
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British Dictionary definitions for drawstring

/ (ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ) /


  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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