draw string

drawstring

[draw-string]
noun
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.
Also, draw string.


Origin:
1825–35; draw + string

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drawstring (ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ)
 
n
a.  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
 b.  (as modifier): a drawstring neckline

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