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tang

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1tang

noun \ˈtaŋ\

Definition of TANG

1
:  a projecting shank, prong, fang, or tongue (as on a knife, file, or sword) to connect with the handle
2
a :  a sharp distinctive often lingering flavor
b :  a pungent odor
c :  something having the effect of a tang (as in stimulation of the senses) <the tang of the autumn air> <add tang to your writing>
3
a :  a faint suggestion :  trace <my comment held a tang of sarcasm>
b :  a distinguishing characteristic that sets apart or gives a special individuality
4
:  any of various surgeonfishes — compare blue tang
tanged \ˈtaŋd\ adjective

Origin of TANG

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi point of land, tang
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch

2tang

transitive verb

Definition of TANG

1
:  to furnish with a tang
2
:  to affect with a tang

First Known Use of TANG

1566

3tang

verb

Definition of TANG

:  clang, ring

Origin of TANG

imitative
First Known Use: 1556

4tang

noun

Definition of TANG

:  a sharp twanging sound

First Known Use of TANG

1686

Tang

noun \ˈtäŋ\

Definition of TANG

:  a Chinese dynasty dated a.d. 618–907 and marked by wide contacts with other cultures and by the development of printing and the flourishing of poetry and art

Variants of TANG

Tang or T'ang \ˈtäŋ\

Origin of TANG

Chinese (Beijing) Táng
First Known Use: 1669

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin

Rhymes with TANG

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