tieback

noun tie·back \ ˈtī-ˌbak \
|Updated on: 3 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of tieback

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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