Definitions of fang

  1. a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
  2. hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
  3. canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
  4. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch.
  5. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
  6. 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.
  7. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.
  8. The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth.
  9. A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course.
  10. 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.
  11. The valve of a pump box.
  12. A bend or loop of a rope.
  13. The lower part of a tooth set in the socket; the poison- tooth of a serpent; a tusk, claw, talon, or pointed tooth.
  14. 1. A long tooth or tusk 2. The hollow tooth of a snake through which the venom is ejected. 3. The root of a tooth, especially one of the two or three tapering or flattened projections forming the root of a molar tooth.
  15. Process at root of a tooth and which is in the socket.
  16. The tooth of a ravenous beast; a claw or talon.
  17. Tooth of a beast of prey or serpent.
  18. A long tooth or tusk, as of a serpent; the root of a tooth.
  19. Fanged.
  20. The tusk of an animal of prey; a long pointed tooth; a claw or talon; anything by which hold is taken.
  21. A pointed tooth; a tusk; a claw or talon.
  22. A long- pointed tooth, especially the poison tooth of snakes ; the root of a tooth.

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
  3. Farmer Stake being first called to the bar, and sworn touching the identity of Sir Launcelot Greaves and Captain Crowe, declared, that the said Crowe had stopped him on the king's highway, and put him in bodily fear; that he afterwards saw the said Crowe with a pole or weapon, value threepence, breaking the king's peace, by committing assault and battery against the heads and shoulders of his majesty's liege subjects, Geoffrey Prickle, Hodge Dolt, Richard Bumpkin, Mary Fang, Catherine Rubble, and Margery Litter; and that he saw Sir Launcelot Greaves, Baronet, aiding, assisting, and comforting the said Crowe, contrary to the king's peace, and against the form of the statute. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  4. Not with intenser view the Samian sage Bent his fix'd eye on heaven's intenser fires, When first the order of that radiant scene Swell'd his exulting thought, than this surveys A muckworm's entrails, or a spider's fang. – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  5. The specialist has but one fang with which to seize and bold his prey, but that fang is a fearfully long and sharp canine. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. Behold me and see How transfixed with the fang Of a fetter I hang On the high- jutting rocks of this fissure and keep An uncoveted watch o'er the world and the deep. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  7. When the action of brandishing a profusion of knives before the lesser one's eyes was reached, so nerve- shattering was the impression which Fang created that the back of the tent had to be removed in order to let out those who no longer had possession of themselves, and to let in those- to a ten- fold degree- who strove for admission on the rumour spreading that something exceptionally repellent was progressing within. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  8. Comic Cuts, Deadwood Dick, John Bull, Answers, Pearson's Weekly, Boy's Own Paper, Scout, Treasure Island, King Solomon's Mines, White Fang, The Call of the Wild, The Invisible Man, practically anything of Jack London, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle, Kipling. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  9. But it is one thing to grapple with a foe fierce and strong, and another to smite when his power is gone, fang and talon. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. Two fang- like teeth glistened in the sunlight when the man opened his mouth to curse at the dogs, and he turned at times to leer back at the helpless burden on the sleigh. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  11. Wild is hang'd, For thatten he a pocket fang'd, While safe old Hubert, and his gang, Doth pocket o' the nation fang. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  12. He was badly scratched, but had escaped any serious fang wounds from his having, as he said, seen the tiger coming at him, and stuffed his blanket into his open mouth, whilst he belaboured him with his axe. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  13. As a serpent's fang it stings me, Leaves me almost dead: Ah! – Verses of Feeling and Fancy by Wm. M. MacKeracher
  14. Thus they ran:- " The Lion sinks To the serpent's fang; The eagle drops To the bowstring's twang. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford