Words nearby stang
Definition for stang (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stung [stuhng] /stʌŋ/ or (Obsolete) stang [stang] /stæŋ/; stung; sting·ing.
verb (used without object), stung [stuhng] /stʌŋ/ or (Obsolete) stang [stang] /stæŋ/; stung; sting·ing.
- confidence game.
- an ostensibly illegal operation, as the buying of stolen goods or the bribing of public officials, used by undercover investigators to collect evidence of wrongdoing.
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Examples from the Web for stang
"Riding the Stang," or pole, is still common in out-of-the-way Lancashire villages.Lancashire Humour|Thomas Newbigging
At one time the schoolmaster was likened to a perched radish, and again he was "riding the stang" for his sins.
Stang of the trump, the best member of a family, the most judicious or agreeable person in a company, S. B.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language|John Jamieson
Stang: an old word for a perch, sixteen feet and a half, also for a rood of ground.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
In the olden days, the offender himself was often compelled to ride the stang.Bygone Punishments|William Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for stang (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for stang (2 of 2)
verb stings, stinging or stung
Derived forms of stingstinging, adjectivestingingly, adverbstingingness, noun
Word Origin for sting
Medicine definitions for stang
Idioms and Phrases with stang
see take the sting out of.