or draw string

[ draw-string ]


  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.


/ 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of drawstring1

First recorded in 1825–35; draw + string

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Example Sentences

The pharyngeal jaws then clamp down and pull the food back as the eel’s body elongates again—kind of like how one would guide a drawstring through a waistband.

Enter the Five Two Laundry Bag, which is a backpack with a drawstring and padded straps to make that dreaded chore so much easier.

There’s a drawstring hood, a zippered chest pocket that’s big enough for my phone, and the stretchy, striped cuffs of a track jacket.

It’s fastened tight using a top zip, protective hook-and-loop enclosures, and drawstrings on each leg.

The socks run large, so when in doubt size down, although an elastic drawstring around the ankle keeps them on nicely even if they’re loose.

There are short-sleeved button downs, drawstring hoodies, and, of course, laptop cases.

Lady McIntyre had untied the drawstring and opened the innocent-looking, feminine thing, only to draw back, choking.

It is a rectangular bag, on an average approximately 30 by 25 centimeters, with a drawstring for closing it.

As he bore the sacred roll he reverently kissed the tassels of the drawstring of the silken slip.

Manoury's army was almost horseshoe shaped, with Von Kluck gathering it in as a bag is clutched by its drawstring.

Sometimes a drawstring closes the hood tightly around the face and prevents the spray from entering.


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