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Definition of "tang" []

  • A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice. See Synonyms at taste. (noun)
  • A distinctive quality that adds piquancy. (noun)
  • A trace, hint, or smattering. (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. Also called shank. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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