(dated, military slang) A bombing raid.
(slang, dated) An aeroplane crash.
* 2011 , Bill Marsh, Great South Australia Stories , HarperCollins Publishers, Australia,
(chiefly, Australia, and, New Zealand, UK, informal) An accident involving a motor vehicle, typically minor and without casualties.
* 1984 , Ian Manning, Beyond walking distance: The Gains from Speed in Australian Urban Travel ,
- I remember when a call came through that a crop sprayer had had a plane prang down at Naracoorte, in the south-east of South Australia.
* 1999 , Lydia Laube, Bound for Vietnam ,
- The typical prang cost a few hundred dollars in panelbeating charges.
* 2009 , Bridget Griffen-Foley, Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Commercial Radio ,
- If people drove like that in Australia there would be constant prangs .
(US, slang) Crack cocaine.
(architecture) A type of tower or spire featured in some Buddhist temples of Thailand and Cambodia.
* 1995 , Joshua Eliot, Thailand and Burma Handbook 1996 ,
- The drive host, Mark Day, recalls the sinking feeling as he covered an accident on the Tullamarine expressway and wondered what commuters in Sydney would think about hearing all the details of the prang .
* 2001 , Paul Gray, Lucy Ridout, The Rough Guide to Bangkok ,
- The prang' is surrounded by walls, which are in turn surrounded by smaller ' prangs and chedis, some of which are rather precariously supported.
- The second platform surrounds the base of the prang proper, whose closed entranceways are guarded by four statues of the Hindu god Indra on his three-headed elephant Erawan.
* (minor accident involving a motor vehicle): bingle (Australia), collision, crash, fender-bender (US)
(slang, dated) To crash an aeroplane.
* 1946 , , Song of India ,
(intransitive, chiefly, Australia, and, New Zealand, UK, informal) To crash; to have an accident while controlling a vehicle.
* 2004 , John Pym (editor), Time Out Film Guide ,
- “We have to wear good socks and boots,” said one pilot with a grin, “—as we often prang in the jungle, and have to walk home.”
(transitive, chiefly, Australia, and, New Zealand, UK, informal) To damage (the vehicle one is driving) in an accident; to have a minor collision with (another motor vehicle).
* 1958 , Nation , Issues 1-33,
- Soon after rescuing some silly children from the local caves, the alien prangs his vessel and dies.
- “Didn?t bump nobody,” I sneer.
* 2005 , Thomas Marshall, Our Summer in Australia And New Zealand ,
- “That?s because you were careful,” says the wife. “Your forecast doesn?t say you will prang . It merely says ‘exercise care today,’ which you did.”
- On Friday, I picked up our camper van, upgraded to a four sleeper so Elysee and I could each find a neutral corner, which I managed to “prang ,” navigating the parking lot, within one hour of signing away my house as security.