- 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.
- 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.
- An example of tang is to give a knife a sharp blade.
- An example of tang is to ring a very loud bell.
Tang is the taste of a lemon.
- 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 of tangMiddle English tange ; from Old Norse tangi, a sting, point, dagger, nasalized form of base seen in tack
Origin of tangechoic
- A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
- A distinctive quality: “Underneath it all was the tang of genuine adventure” (Jan Clausen).
- 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.
- See surgeonfish.
transitive verbtanged, tang·ing, tangs
- To furnish with a tang.
- To give a tang to.
Origin of tangMiddle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.
intr. & tr.v.tanged, tang·ing, tangs
Origin of tangImitative.
Origin of TangMandarin, T´ng, from Middle Chinese t&hhook;aŋ, to boast, great, Tang dynasty.
- A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
- A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
- (figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
- A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position
- The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
- The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
- The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
- The tongue of a buckle
- A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
From Middle English tang (â€œserpent's tongue", "extension of bladeâ€), from Old Norse tangi (â€œpointed metal toolâ€), perhaps related to tunga (â€œtongueâ€). But see also Old Dutch tanger (â€œsharp", "tart", "pinchingâ€)
- A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
(third-person singular simple present tangs, present participle tanging, simple past and past participle tanged)
- (rare) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang (â€œseaweedâ€), Swedish tÃ¥ng, Icelandic Ã¾ang
- (vulgar slang) The vagina; intercourse with a woman
From poontang by shortening
From Mandarin å” (TÃ¡ng).
From Persian ØªÙ†Ú¯ (tang, â€œnarrow, tightâ€).