Part of speech: noun

A long narrow strip of leather, for binding or tying.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Rex Beach.