draw·​string | \ ˈdrȯ-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce drawstring (audio) \

Definition of drawstring

: a string, cord, or tape inserted into hems or casings or laced through eyelets for use in closing a bag or controlling fullness in garments or curtains

Examples of drawstring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My very first piece of camping gear was a $10 Girl Scouts mess kit purchased in the early 2000s that included a matching plastic plate, bowl, mug, and utensils, all stored in a net drawstring bag. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2020 At the time, the Marry Me actress wore a black jumpsuit that cinched at her waist with a drawstring. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 The netting is made of ultra-dense mesh nylon, and comes with a drawstring, ensuring no cicadas can sneak in through the rear door. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 9 June 2022 Besides its lightweight and breathable fabric, it's also made with a continuous drawstring and without an inseam to help prevent friction. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 The swimsuit features an elastic waistband with a drawstring and has a mesh liner and three pockets. Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Swift Speed is the main collection using Luxtreme fabric and has the most technical features for running, including pockets that are big enough to hold your smartphone and a continuous drawstring that won't fall out in the wash. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 To create the drawstring, turn the bag right-side out and add a safety pin to one end of the ribbon. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2021 Up top, the sleeveless romper has a v-neckline that gives you the opportunity to show off one of your favorite necklaces, and on the bottom, there's an elastic waistband and a drawstring. Carly Kulzer, PEOPLE.com, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of drawstring

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Drawstring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawstring. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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draw·​string | \ ˈdrȯ-ˌstriŋ How to pronounce drawstring (audio) \

Kids Definition of drawstring

: a string at the top of a bag or on clothing that can be pulled to close or tighten


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