Part of speech: noun

A long tooth or tusk, as of a serpent; the root of a tooth.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "fang":

  1. An ancient horror in the blood of the population, conceiving the word to signify, beak, fang, and claw, the fiendish ancient enemy of the roasting day of yore, heard and echoed. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. But his heavy jaw, his long fang- like teeth, and his thick lips express the grossest appetites. - "The Roman Question", Edmond About.
  3. Here she dismounted, and tying him to a stone which projected like a fang from a raw edge of wall, performed the remainder of the ascent on foot. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.