Thong n. A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything.
And nails for loosened spears, and thongs for shields, provide. --Dryden.
Thong seal Zool., the bearded seal. See the Note under Seal.
n 1: leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip [syn: lash]
2: a thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together