[ tahy-bak ]
/ ˈtaɪˌbæk /
a strip or loop of material, heavy braid, or the like, used for holding a curtain back to one side.
a curtain having such a device.
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First recorded in 1875–80; noun use of verb phrase tie back
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British Dictionary definitions for tieback
/ (ˈtaɪˌbæk) /
- a length of cord, ribbon, or other fabric used for tying a curtain to one side
- a curtain having such a device
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