What is drawstring?

  • (noun): A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening.
    Example: "He pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
    Synonyms: drawing string, string


A drawstring (draw string, draw-string) is a string, cord, or rope used to "draw" (tighten) or tie closed an opening in fabric or other material. Typically, the drawstring is loose when not being used, and tightened when needed during use.

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Types of Handbags
... Bucket bag shaped like a bucket, medium-size or large, with shoulder straps and a drawstring closure Clutch a handbag without handles, rectangular in shape, often an ...
Drawstring - See Also
... Ripcord (skydiving), on a parachute Shoelace, a more complex drawstring Fishing net, some act like drawstrings as they are pulled in Strap ...
Freed Of London - Components
... of the pointe shoe upper, measured from the platform to the drawstring ... The drawstring is located within the binding on the throat of the shoe ... maker, the dancer can request either an elastic or lace drawstring ...
Trashbag - Description - Drawstring and Flexibility
... In 1984, the drawstring garbage bag was introduced by GLAD and Hefty ... In 2001, Hefty introduced a garbage bag with a drawstring designed to stretch around the garbage can's rim and stay in place ...
... loose undergarments with a tie-knot ("naala" = drawstring) worn by baptized Sikhs ... is secured and tied with a "nara" (drawstring) ... This serves as another reminder that when one is untying the drawstring one is given time to think about what one is about to do ...