A cord or ribbon run through a hem or casing and pulled to tighten or close an opening.(noun)
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Use "drawstring" in a sentence
"The trick was a cat toy, a drawstring from a pair of track pants and a half hour."
"Incorporating sportswear touches - namely drawstring waists and elasticated cuffs - a lean silhouette of pleated maxi skirts and slim midi lengths was offset by trapeze line, Sixties sou'wester inspired jackets."
"If you are buying these online make sure you are getting the drawstring bags because the ones without the drawstring are a few dollars less but in my honest opinion are frustrating to have to close with a twist tie or to try and tie off with the edges of the bag."