The definition of a tang is the blade of a knife that extends into the handle, a strong taste or odor or sound, or a Chinese dynasty from 618 to 906.noun
- An example of a tang is a blade on a chef's knife.
- An example of a tang is a sharp lemony taste.
- An example of Tang is a Chinese dynasty under which literature and art thrived.
Tang is defined as to give a knife a sharp blade, or to make a loud noise.verb
- An example of tang is to give a knife a sharp blade.
- An example of tang is to ring a very loud bell.
- a projecting point or prong on a chisel, file, knife, etc., that fits into a handle, shaft, etc.
- a strong and penetrating taste or odor
- a touch or trace (of some quality)
- a special or characteristic flavor, quality, etc.
- ☆ surgeonfish
Origin: ME tange < ON tangi, a sting, point, dagger, nasalized form of base seen in tack
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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- A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice. See Synonyms at taste.
- A distinctive quality that adds piquancy.
- A trace, hint, or smattering.
- A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
- A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
- A surgeonfish.
- To furnish with a tang.
- To give a tang to.
Origin: Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.
- tangˈi·ness noun
- tangˈy adjective