1 a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
2 canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
3 hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
Etymology 1From Old Norse fang (capture, embrace), from a Germanic base *fanga- (source also of Old English fōn).
Nounfang (plural fangs)
Etymology 2Old English fōn.
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
A fang is a long, pointed tooth. In mammals, a fang is a canine tooth, used for biting and tearing flesh. In snakes, it is a poison-injecting tooth (see snake venom). Spiders also have fangs, which are part of the chelicerae.
fang in German: Fangzahn
fang in French: Croc (dent)
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