A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything. "And nails for loosened spears, and thongs for shields, provide.

<zoology> " (Dryden) Thong seal, the bearded seal. See the Note under Seal.

Origin: OE. Thong, thwong, thwang, AS. Thwang; akin to Icel. Thvengr a thong, latchet. 57. Cf. Twinge.

(01 Mar 1998)