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
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Definition of tieback for English Language Learners
: 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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