Stang (?),

imp. of Sting.



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Stang, n. [OE. stange, of Scand. or Dutch origin; cf. Icel. stong, akin to Dan. stang, Sw. st�x86;ng, D. stang, G. stange, OHG. stanga, AS. steng; from the root of E. sting.]


A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake.


In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]


Stang ball, a projectile consisting of two half balls united by a bar; a bar shot. See Illust. of Bar shot, under Bar. -- To ride the stang, to be carried on a pole on men's shoulders. This method of punishing wife beaters, etc., was once in vogue in some parts of England.


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Stang, v. i. [Akin to sting; cf. Icel. stanga to prick, to goad.]

To shoot with pain.

[Prov. Eng.]


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