What does the word thong mean?

Usage examples for thong

  1. I therefore ordered a light thong of leather to be attached to the iron collar worn as an ornament upon his neck, and I trusted him to the surveillance of a couple of soldiers told off as his guard of honour. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  2. She passed a cord about the animal's legs and fastened the end of the thong to her girdle. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  3. To the tail of each the negroes fastened a leather thong, and then to each thong a length of telegraph- wire, the end of which had been bent into a loop to hold a bundle of oil- soaked waste. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach