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[spang] /spæŋ/
adverb, Informal.
directly, exactly:
The bullet landed spang on target.
Origin of spang
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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(US & Canadian, informal) exactly, firmly, or straight: spang on target
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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  1. Precisely; exactly; smack: Abilene was spang on a new westering railroad line
  2. Entirely; totally: I had got spang through the job before they interrupted me

[1843+; fr British dialect, ''spring, leap,'' and so semantically similar to an expression like jump on the hour he got there, because of the sharp precipitousness of a leap]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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