|1.||the long pointed hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake through which venom is injected|
|2.||any large pointed tooth, esp the canine or carnassial tooth of a carnivorous mammal|
|3.||the root of a tooth|
|4.||informal (Brit) (usually plural) tooth: clean your fangs|
|[Old English fang what is caught, prey; related to Old Norse fang a grip, German Fang booty]|
|fang (fāng) Pronunciation Key
A long, pointed tooth in vertebrate animals or a similar structure in spiders, used to seize prey and sometimes to inject venom. The fangs of a poisonous snake, for example, have a hollow groove through which venom flows.