- (n.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
- (n.) A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
- (n.) Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
- (n.) A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.
- (n.) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
- (n.) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
- (n.) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
- (n.) The tongue of a buckle.
- (n.) A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
- (v. t.) To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
- (v. i.) To make a ringing sound; to ring.
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Definitions of: GNAT
- (n.) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito.
- (n.) Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc.