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Definition of Fang


  1. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch.
  2. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
  3. 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.
  4. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.
  5. The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth.
  6. A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course.
  7. 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.
  8. The valve of a pump box.
  9. A bend or loop of a rope.

Fang Quotations

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.

I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?
Phyllis Diller

I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Nancy Mitford

Liu Fang is a truly gifted, world-famous player of the pipa and the guzheng, classical Chinese stringed instruments.
Guy Gavriel Kay

I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.
James Patterson
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Fang Translations

fang in Spanish is colmillo
fang in Swedish is huggtand
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