What does the word strap mean?

Usage examples for strap

  1. The following is the substance of the proposal, which is set forth under eight distinct heads: 1st, Each soldier to have a dog, which he is to lead on the march by a strap three feet long. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  2. Shall we strap down and hang onto our teeth? – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  3. And why do they strap their babies to boards? – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope