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tang

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[ tang ]
/ tæŋ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a tang.
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Origin of tang

1
1300–50; Middle English tange tongue of a snake, projection on a tool, perhaps <Old Norse tangi projection, headland

Other definitions for tang (2 of 3)

tang2
[ tang ]
/ tæŋ /

noun
a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
verb (used with or without object)
to ring or twang; clang.

Origin of tang

2
1550–60; imitative; see ting1

Other definitions for tang (3 of 3)

T'ang

or Tang

[ tahng ]
/ tɑŋ /

noun
a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
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How to use tang in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tang (1 of 2)

tang
/ (tæŋ) /

noun
a strong taste or flavourthe tang of the sea
a pungent or characteristic smellthe tang of peat fires
a trace, touch, or hint of somethinga tang of cloves in the apple pie
the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock

Word Origin for tang

C14: from Old Norse tangi point; related to Danish tange point, spit

British Dictionary definitions for tang (2 of 2)

Tang
/ (tæŋ) /

noun
the imperial dynasty of China from 618–907 ad
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