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4 definitions found
 for Fang
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fang \Fang\ (f[a^]ng), v. t. [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, a.]
     1. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to
        gripe; to clutch. [Obs.] --Shak.
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              He's in the law's clutches; you see he's fanged.
                                                    --J. Webster.
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     2. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
        "Chariots fanged with scythes." --Philips.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fang \Fang\, n. [From Fang, v. t.; 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.
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              Since I am a dog, beware my fangs.    --Shak.
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     2. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.
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              The protuberant fangs of the yucca.   --Evelyn.
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     3. (Anat.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a
        tooth. See Tooth.
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     4. (Mining) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an
        air course. --Knight.
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     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.
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     6. (Naut.)
        (a) The valve of a pump box.
        (b) A bend or loop of a rope.
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Fang
      n 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "fang":
     baby tooth, beesting, bicuspid, bucktooth, canine, claws, clutches,
     cog, comb, crag, crown, cuspid, cutter, dart, deciduous tooth,
     dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, digits, dogtooth,
     eyetooth, fangs, fingernails, fingers, fore tooth, gagtooth,
     gang tooth, gold tooth, grinder, hands, harrow, hooks, incisor,
     jag, jaws, mandibles, maxillae, meathooks, milk tooth, mitts,
     molar, nails, nippers, palm, peak, pecten, peg, permanent tooth,
     pincers, pivot tooth, pounces, premolar, projection, rake, ratchet,
     sawtooth, scrivello, snag, snaggle, snaggletooth, snakebite, spire,
     sprocket, spur, steeple, sting, stinger, talons, tang, teeth,
     tooth, tush, tusk, unguals, ungulae, wisdom tooth
  
  

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