Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loud ringing sound; a clang or twang.
  • intransitive & transitive verb To resound with a tang or cause to resound with a tang.
  • noun A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
  • noun A distinctive quality.
  • noun A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
  • noun A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock.
  • transitive verb To furnish with a tang.
  • transitive verb To give a tang to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish belonging to the family Teuthididæ, Teuthis hepatus, of the West Indian fauna.
  • To furnish with a tang, or with something resembling one.
  • To tie.
  • To sting.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The sting of an insect or a reptile.
  • noun A dagger.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A strong taste or flavor; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
  • noun A specific flavor or quality; a characteristic property; a distinctive tinge, taint, or tincture.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Sound; tone; ring; especially, a twang, or sharp sound.
  • noun Same as tenrec.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
  • noun (Bot.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
  • noun (Zoöl.), [Prov. Eng.] the rock pipit.
  • noun 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.
  • intransitive verb To make a ringing sound; to ring.
  • noun A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
  • noun Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
  • noun The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
  • noun The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
  • noun Prov. Eng. The tongue of a buckle.
  • transitive verb To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
  • transitive verb to cause a swarm of bees to settle, by beating metal to make a din.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun vulgar slang The vagina; intercourse with a woman
  • noun rare A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
  • noun obsolete tongue
  • noun A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
  • noun 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
  • noun figuratively A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
  • noun 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
  • noun The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
  • noun The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
  • noun The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From poontang by shortening

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

imitative

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English tang ("serpent's tongue", "extension of blade"), from Old Norse tangi ("pointed metal tool"), perhaps related to tunga ("tongue"). But see also Old Dutch tanger ("sharp", "tart", "pinching")

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang ("seaweed"), Swedish tång, Icelandic þang

Examples

  • 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.

    Gun storage, small space

  • 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.

    Gun storage, small space

  • 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.

    The Best (and Worst) Shotgun Safeties

  • 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.

    The Best (and Worst) Shotgun Safeties

  • It had a great flavor, with a nice butteriness and a very subtle tang from the long first rise.

    No-Knead White Bread | Baking Bites

  • 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.

    Apple Cinnamon Muffins | Baking Bites

  • It had a great flavor, with a nice butteriness and a very subtle tang from the long first rise.

    2009 April | Baking Bites

  • It had a great flavor, with a nice butteriness and a very subtle tang from the long first rise.

    Baking Bites » Print » No-Knead White Bread

  • Some find the tang of Pinkberry excessive, even aggressive; others say that yogurt without tang is just low-fat ice cream.

    Frozen Yogurt's Hot, Hot, Hot

  • 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).

    A Mexican sweet treat | Homesick Texan

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  • Tang is a sugared, fruit-flavored, non-carbonated soft drink from the USA. The original orange flavored Tang was formulated by General Foods Corporation in 1957 and first marketed (in powdered form) in 1959.

    It was initially intended as a breakfast drink, but sales were poor until NASA began using it on Gemini flights in 1965, and that use was heavily advertised.

    _Wikipedia

    February 3, 2008

  • See baldyhead.

    April 23, 2009

  • a point or sting OR a seaweed OR a fish

    February 8, 2013

  • "With wood spars, the conventional method used to attach the shroud and forestay is to use TANGS. Tangs are short metal straps usually with a crimp or bend to splay them out from the mast when in position."

    https://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rigging-small-sailboats-3.html

    December 22, 2016