1. a projecting point or prong on a chisel, file, knife, etc., that fits into a handle, shaft, etc.
3. a touch or trace (of some quality)
4. a special or characteristic flavor, quality, etc.
6. to provide (a knife, etc.) with a tang
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Word origin of 'tang'
< ON tangi
, a sting, point, dagger, nasalized form of base seen in tack