AskDefine | Define spang

Dictionary Definition

spang v : leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees" [syn: bang]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "of a flying object such as a bullet": to strike or ricochet with a loud report
    • 1895, Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage:
    "Occasional bullets buzzed in the air and spanged into tree trunks."
    • 1918, Zane Grey, The U.P. Trail:
    "How clear, sweet, spanging the hammer blows!"

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