fang

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fang \Fang\ (f[a^]ng), verb (used with an object) [OE. fangen, fongen, fon (g orig. only in p. p. and imp. tense), AS. f[=o]n; akin to D. vangen, OHG. f[=a]han, G. fahen, fangen, Icel. f[=a], Sw. f[*a], f[*a]nga, Dan. fange, faae, Goth. fahan, and prob. to E. fair, peace, pact. Cf. {Fair}, adjective]

1. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch. [Obs.] --Shak.

He's in the law's clutches; you see he's fanged. --J. Webster.

2. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs. "Chariots fanged with scythes." --Philips.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fang \Fang\, noun [From {Fang}, verb (used with an object); cf. AS. fang a taking, booty, G. fang.]

1. (Zool.) 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.

Since I am a dog, beware my fangs. --Shak.

2. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.

The protuberant fangs of the yucca. --Evelyn.

3. (Anat.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See {Tooth}.

4. (Mining) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course. --Knight.

5. (Mech.) 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.

6. (Naut.) (a) The valve of a pump box. (b) A bend or loop of a rope.

{In a fang}, fast entangled.

{To lose the fang}, said of a pump when the water has gone out; hence:

{To fang a pump}, to supply it with the water necessary to make it operate. [Scot.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Fang

noun

1: a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

2: an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs

3: canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey

4: hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison


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