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English

Etymology 1

From Old Norse stǫng (cognate with Old English steng).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "archaic|or|obsolete": A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake.
    • 1962, Gripping the stang, she peered / At ghostly trees. Bus stopped. Bus disappeared. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
  2. In the context of "archaic|or|obsolete": In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse stanga ‘prick, goad’.

Verb

stang
  1. To shoot with pain, to sting.
  2. To spear; to sting.

Etymology 3

inflected form of sting

Verb

stang
  1. simple past of sting

Danish

Noun

stang

Derived terms

Dutch

Noun

stang

See also

Norwegian

Noun

stang
  1. rod, 3.1374 metres

Extensive Definition

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