drawstring or draw string [draw-string] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  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.

Origin of drawstring First recorded in 1825–35; draw + string Examples from the Web for drawstring Contemporary Examples of drawstring

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

    YouTube Founder Quits for Fashion

    Isabel Wilkinson

    November 10, 2010

  • Historical Examples of drawstring

  • I feel we are tied with a drawstring in nature’s hip pocket.

    The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest

    Lillian Garis

  • Cassio emerged from Francesca’s room, tying the drawstring of his hose.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • These should be knee high, with a drawstring to secure them just below the knee.

    Packing and Portaging

    Dillon Wallace

  • The breeches are held in place by means of a drawstring in front.

    Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory

    Lucien Turner

  • 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)

  • British Dictionary definitions for drawstring drawstring noun

      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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