Definitions of fang

  1. The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; esp., one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A projecting tooth or prong, as in a part of a lock, or the plate of a belt clamp, or the end of a tool, as a chisel, where it enters the handle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The valve of a pump box. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A bend or loop of a rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The lower part of a tooth set in the socket; the poison-tooth of a serpent; a tusk, claw, talon, or pointed tooth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The tooth of a ravenous beast; a claw or talon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Tooth of a beast of prey or serpent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A long tooth or tusk, as of a serpent; the root of a tooth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The tusk of an animal of prey; a long pointed tooth; a claw or talon; anything by which hold is taken. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A pointed tooth; a tusk; a claw or talon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. A long-pointed tooth, especially the poison tooth of snakes ; the root of a tooth. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Fanged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for fang

  1. One like a boar appears; This his huge form uprears, Mighty in bulk and limb- An Afric lion- grim With claw and fang – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  2. A fortnight of warm, clear weather had extracted the last fang of frost, and there was already green grass in the damp hollows. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor