tang
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Pronunciation Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. (obsolete) tongue
    • 1667, John Lacy, Sauny the Scot: Or, the Taming of the Shrew, Act V,
      Sauny Hear ye, sir; could not ye mistake, and pull her tang out instead of her teeth?
  2. A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
    • 1904, O. Henry, "The Missing Chord"
      The miraculous air, heady with ozone and made memorably sweet by leagues of wild flowerets, gave tang and savour to the breath.
  3. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
    Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
  4. (figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
    • Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
    • a cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics
    • 1913, Paul Laurence Dunbar, "At Sunset Time"
      What, was it I who bared my heart / Through unrelenting years, / And knew the sting of misery's dart, / The tang of sorrow's tears?
  5. A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part.
  6. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
  7. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
    • 1985, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, chapter IV
      The rifle carried a vernier sight on the tang...
  8. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
  9. Anything resembling a tongue in form or position such as the tongue of a buckle.
  10. A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
  11. (shuffleboard) A shuffleboard paddle.
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  • Italian: pesce chirurgo
Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
Verb

tang (tangs, present participle tanging; past and past participle tanged)

  1. (dated, beekeeping) To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.
  2. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
    Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. — Shakespeare.
Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. (rare) knotted wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum coarse blackish seaweed
Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. (vulgar slang) The vagina
    • 2002, Lynn Breedlove, Godspeed, St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 0-312-31363-2, page 9,
      The guys like to look at her tang, because that's how they are […]
  2. (vulgar slang) intercourse with a woman

Tang
Proper noun
  1. The imperial dynasty of China which reigned from 618 to 907.
  2. The Turkic dynasty of China which lasted from 923 to 936.
  3. A kingdom in China which existed between 937 and 975.
  4. Any of a number of places in China.
  5. Surname
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  1. Any of a number of places, including a village in Iran and a village in Afghanistan.



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