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1. A decorative loop of fabric, cord, or metal for parting and draping a curtain to the side.
2. tiebacks A pair of curtains intended to be tied back.


a. a length of cord, ribbon, or other fabric used for tying a curtain to one side
b. a curtain having such a device



1. a strip of material, heavy braid, or the like, used for holding a curtain back to one side.
2. Often, tiebacks. a curtain having such a device.
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Noun1.tieback - a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back; "the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks"
holding device - a device for holding something
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is moving ahead with key construction milestones and progress on a tieback expansion as its proprietary Gulfstar FPS[TM] (Floating Production System) nears completion in the eastern deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
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Schindler's Gold had a tieback operation, when the larynx was tied back last summer, and it worked very well, but after a couple of runs the sutures slipped so the tieback wasn't working any more and he had a string of pulled-ups.
I feel that a tieback is more than how it is typically perceived in the industry and I like to think of it as jewellery for windows -- more than simply something to hold back a curtain.
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This strategic location will offer a wide range of geotechnical techniques, including soil nailing, minipiles, tieback anchors, grouting systems and rock protection.
One was multiple concrete-filled caissons either cantilevered into the rock or held by tieback anchors (steel rods or cables grouted into rock).
The visor-style hood has a tieback for unobstructed peripheral vision and an extended breath shield.
Tab-top curtains can be awkward to pull along a pole, so for a different look tie the panel in at the middle and secure with a simple homemade tieback by plaiting lengths of ribbon together.
Each tieback involved drilling a six-inch diameter hole at 30 degrees off horizontal at the mid-height of the slope.
Five years ago the region was a mix of major and independent oil companies executing both oil and gas standalone and subsea tieback projects.