drawstring or draw string [draw-string] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a 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;+ Examples from the Web for drawstring Contemporary Examples of drawstring
There are short-sleeved button downs, drawstring hoodies, and, of course, laptop cases.
November 10, 2010
Historical Examples of drawstring
I feel we are tied with a drawstring in nature’s hip pocket.
Cassio emerged from Francesca’s room, tying the drawstring of his hose.
These should be knee high, with a drawstring to secure them just below the knee.
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.
Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
British Dictionary definitions for drawstring drawstring noun
- 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