American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice. See Synonyms at taste.
- n. A distinctive quality that adds piquancy.
- n. A trace, hint, or smattering.
- n. A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
- n. A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
- n. A surgeonfish.
- v. To furnish with a tang.
- v. To give a tang to.
- n. A loud ringing sound; a twang.
- v. To twang or cause to twang; ring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish belonging to the family Teuthididæ, Teuthis hepatus, of the West Indian fauna.
- n. A point; a projection; especially, a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong, forming part of an object and serving to hold or secure it to another. Such a part made solid with the blade of a sword, knife, chisel, or other implement, its use being to secure the handle firmly to the blade. In some cases the handle consists merely of two rounded plates of wood, ivory, or the like, secured on the two sides of the flat ribbon-like tang; in others the spike-shaped tang is driven into the solid handle. See cuts under
- n. The sting of an insect or a reptile.
- n. A dagger.
- n. In the papier-mâché process of stereotyping, a piece of thin sheet-iron or cardboard used to overlap the tail-end of the matrix, and prevent the molten metal from flowing under the mold in the casting-box. Also called tail-piece.
- To furnish with a tang, or with something resembling one.
- To tie.
- To sting.
- n. A strong taste or flavor; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- n. A specific flavor or quality; a characteristic property; a distinctive tinge, taint, or tincture.
- n. A kind of seaweed; tangle. See tangle.
- To ring; twang; cause to sound loudly: as, to tang a bell; also, to utter loudly, or with a twang.
- To affect in some way by a twanging sound: as, to tang bees (to strike two pieces of metal together so as, by producing a loud sound, to induce a swarm of bees to settle).
- To ring; twang; sound loudly.
- n. Sound; tone; ring; especially, a twang, or sharp sound.
- n. Same as tenrec.
- n. obsolete tongue
- n. A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
- n. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask
- n. figuratively A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
- n. 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
- n. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
- n. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
- n. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
- n. The tongue of a buckle
- n. A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
- n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
- v. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
- n. rare A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
- n. vulgar slang The vagina; intercourse with a woman
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
- n. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- n. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
- n. 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.
- n. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
- n. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
- n. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
- n. Prov. Eng. The tongue of a buckle.
- n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
- n. A dynasty in Chinese history, from a. d. 618 to 905, distinguished by the founding of the Imperial Academy (the Hanlin), by the invention of printing, and as marking a golden age of literature.
- v. To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
- v. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
- n. a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
- n. a tart spicy quality
- n. any of various coarse seaweeds
- n. any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
- n. brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
- n. the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
- From poontang by shortening (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With an 870 and almost any other shotgun, the end grain of the stock where it joins the action at the tang is a usual trouble spot for oil soaking.”
“Yes | No | Report from bigjake wrote 11 weeks 6 days ago not crazy about the safety on my old stevens 5000, only because of its postion on the tang is too close to the stock, and I have large hands, Im always checking the safety to make sure it hasnt been brushed ahead by hitting my hand.”
“It comes out to be closer to the consistency of buttermilk than yogurt does and still has a little of that tang from the vinegar.”
“It had a great flavor, with a nice butteriness and a very subtle tang from the long first rise.”
“Some find the tang of Pinkberry excessive, even aggressive; others say that yogurt without tang is just low-fat ice cream.”
“Cynthia -- There's no need to work up the courage as it's both sweet and rich with nary a hint of the usual goat's milk strong tang (instead, the tang is rather subtle at best).”
“It was bright and fruity like sorbet, and creamy like ice cream, but with a tang from the yogurt.”
“The pancakes are super fluffy, and the tang from the buttermilk gives them a zip.”
“In truth, it is one of the simplest cakes to make: light and citrusy, with only the addition of the crunchy black poppy seeds and a slight tang from the lemon.”
“Flaky, with a beautiful custard, a very light sprinkle of sugar crystals, plenty of tang from the pluot and a just a little honeyed sweetness from the fig. This danish alone will have me going back.”
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