tie·​back ˈtī-ˌbak How to pronounce tieback (audio)
: a decorative strip or device of cloth, cord, or metal for draping a curtain to the side of a window
: a curtain with a tieback
usually used in plural

Examples of tieback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steep slope is being reinforced with four rows of tiebacks that are being bored into the hillside and stabilized with cables connected to concrete beams. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 The stabilization project could take up to a year to complete, but the goal is to have the tiebacks installed before the winter rains begin, Koger said. Also threatened by the slide is the Reef Gate condominium building on the slope below and slightly north of Casa Romantica. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 July 2023 Remaining construction activities include cutting, capping, and covering with shotcrete all tiebacks, installing a trench drain system, the restoration of the slope and fencing, and revegetation, according to the report. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 As for other tiebacks, Shell also has its Coulomb Phase 2 project under construction in the Gulf. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, 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, 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, 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, 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, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 23 Apr. 2024.

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