What does the word tape mean?

Usage examples for tape

  1. " Long time since I checked that tape," he said. – Indirection by Everett B. Cole
  2. She now produced a long wisp of red tape from somewhere- she did not tell us where- and proceeded to tie her feet together. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  3. I was taken by surprise, caught at and dropped the bag, which burst open, and a number of papers tied with red tape fell out. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn