tie·​back | \ ˈtī-ˌbak How to pronounce tieback (audio) \

Definition of tieback

1 : a decorative strip or device of cloth, cord, or metal for draping a curtain to the side of a window
2 : a curtain with a tieback usually used in plural

Examples of tieback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for other tiebacks, Shell also has its Coulomb Phase 2 project under construction in the Gulf. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Shell kicks off production with Kaikias in Gulf of Mexico," 1 June 2018 For example, subsea tiebacks, which extend the reach of production platforms, allow producers to safely pursue prospects near existing infrastructure. Liz Schwarze And Mark Hatfield, Houston Chronicle, "Deepwater is still the frontier to explore," 2 May 2018 That means the new discovery can be further drilled and developed through connections, called tiebacks, to the Appomattox to save costs, rather than build a new platform. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Shell makes deepwater Gulf discovery near new Appomattox platform," 24 May 2018 The agreement requires that van den Broek substantially commence construction within 180 days after foundation-stabilizing tiebacks are installed on The Blues Factory site. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port Washington strip mall owners forced to raze building, but balk on condo project," 29 Mar. 2018 The tieback work is expected to be finished by the end of March, which means van den Broek has until the end of September to substantially commence construction. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port Washington strip mall owners forced to raze building, but balk on condo project," 29 Mar. 2018 This darling rabbit tieback, available in oxford and silver, is just the sort of small accent that will freshen up a room for Easter. Alejandra Bennett, Sunset, "10 Easter Decorations with a Touch of Whimsy," 22 Jan. 2018 The shower curtain is suspended on Strom's shower pan enclosure; it can be pulled around the Carrara basin or pushed aside with tiebacks. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Masculine Attic Bathroom," 19 Feb. 2014 Strategies include concrete crib walls, soldier pile walls with tiebacks, concrete stitch piles and weep holes in retaining walls that allow rain to drain out. Jondi Gumz, The Mercury News, "Santa Cruz Mountains residents struggle with road damage from winter storms," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of tieback

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tieback was in 1926

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“Tieback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tieback. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tieback

: a cord or piece of cloth, metal, etc., that is used for holding a curtain to the side of a window

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