from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cord or ribbon run through a hem or casing and pulled to tighten or close an opening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A string or cord, encased in a fabric tube, with one or more small openings into the tube, on a bag or garment, allowing the item to be closed (as with a bag) or tightened (as with sweatpants or a bathing suit).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
draw + string (Wiktionary)