"tang" Definition

  1. n. A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
  2. 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.
  3. n. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
  4. 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.
  5. n. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
  6. n. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
  7. n. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
  8. n. The tongue of a buckle.
  9. n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
  10. v. t. To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
  11. v. i. To make a ringing sound; to ring.

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Position in dictionary: 98795 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. i.,
Words that start with "tang": 25
Words that end with "tang": 6
Words that contain "tang": 75
Next words in dictionary: tangalung, tanged, tangence, tangency, tangent
Previous words in dictionary: tandem, tanate, tanagroid, tanagrine, tanager

English Dictionary Definition of tang

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