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draw·string

 (drô′strĭng′)
n.
A cord or ribbon run through a hem or casing and pulled to tighten or close an opening.

drawstring

(ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion)
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.

draw′string`

or draw′ string`,



n.
a string or cord that closes, tightens, or gathers something, as the opening of a bag or garment or the panels of a curtain, when one or both of its ends are pulled.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawstring - a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an openingdrawstring - a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
drawstring bag - a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
purse string - a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
tie - a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
Translations
خَيط رَبْط الحَقائِب
zdrhovací šňůra
løbesnor
reyriòvengur, band, borîi
sťahovacia šnúra
büzgü ipi

drawstring

[ˈdrɔːstrɪŋ] Ncordón m

drawstring

[ˈdrɔːstrɪŋ] ncordon m

drawstring

nKordel fzum Zuziehen

drawstring

[ˈdrɔːˌstrɪŋ] ncordone m, cordoncino

draw

(droː) past tense drew (druː) : past participle drawn verb
1. to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc. During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal; Shall I draw a cow?
2. to pull along, out or towards oneself. She drew the child towards her; He drew a gun suddenly and fired; All water had to be drawn from a well; The cart was drawn by a pony.
3. to move (towards or away from someone or something). The car drew away from the kerb; Christmas is drawing closer.
4. to play (a game) in which neither side wins. The match was drawn / We drew at 1–1.
5. to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc. to draw a pension / an allowance.
6. to open or close (curtains).
7. to attract. She was trying to draw my attention to something.
noun
1. a drawn game. The match ended in a draw.
2. an attraction. The acrobats' act should be a real draw.
3. the selecting of winning tickets in a raffle, lottery etc. a prize draw.
4. an act of drawing, especially a gun. He's quick on the draw.
ˈdrawing noun
(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc. the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci; I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective
1. (of curtains) pulled together or closed. The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.
2. (of a game etc) neither won nor lost. a drawn match.
3. (of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath. a drawn sword.
4. (of a person) strained and tired. His face was pale and drawn.
ˈdrawback noun
a disadvantage. There are several drawbacks to his plan.
ˈdrawbridge noun
a bridge (at the entrance to a castle) which can be pulled up or let down.
ˈdrawing-pin noun
(American ˈthumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc.
ˈdrawstring noun
a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it.
draw a blank
to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc.
draw a conclusion from
to come to a conclusion after thinking about (what one has learned). Don't draw any hasty conclusions from what I've said!
draw in
(of a car etc) to come to a halt at the side of the road.
draw the line
to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do.
draw/cast lots
to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc. Five of us drew lots for the two pop-concert tickets.
draw off
to pour out (liquid) from a large container. The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on
to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source. I'll have to draw on my savings.
draw on
1. to pull on. He drew on his gloves.
2. to come nearer. Night drew on.
draw out
1. to take (money) from a bank. I drew out $40 yesterday.
2. to make longer. We drew out the journey as much as we could but we still arrived early.
3. (of a car etc) to move into the middle of the road from the side.
draw up
1. (of a car etc) to stop. We drew up outside their house.
2. to arrange in an acceptable form or order. They drew up the soldiers in line; The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.
3. to move closer. Draw up a chair!
4. to extend (oneself) into an upright position. He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out
going on for a long time. The meeting was long drawn out; a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.
References in classic literature ?
Running another strip through these holes gave him a large bag with a drawstring.
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood and at the bottom, which pose an entrapment hazard to children.
That way if the drawstrings are jerked, the barrel lock itself won't be jerked and broken.
Corrosion protection work at the penetration points of the drawstrings through the cross member (18 points)
MORE than 10% of children's clothes with drawstrings are potentially lethal, it was warned yesterday.
THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) RAPEX consumer alert service has reported a spate of sales bans and withdrawals of clothes with drawstrings, because of concerns that they could strangle wearers.
In the course of describing both types, I made mention of a very refined method of creating the pleats or puckers appearing at the juncture of the vamp piece and the body of the moccasin through the use of drawstrings, but without explaining the process itself.
Drawstrings on clothing can be dangerous, and current styles and fads of children's clothing, especially drawstrings, have brought new injury risks.
Preston said the leg pockets have drawstrings that can be used instead.
Peasant blouses, lace-up jeans, grommet belts with long loops and boys' swimsuits with drawstrings are also hard to find in the state these days.
They believe the drawstrings on the hoods are unsafe and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
The trousers have drawstrings at the bottom of each leg to prevent insects from crawling up inside and a heavy-duty drawstring and elastic at the wa ist to keep the trousers snug, but not tight.