An exclamation point; -- used in verbal descriptions of text, in printing and in computer technology; as, his email address is tom bang stanford dot edu (i.e. tom!stanford.edu).
Verbal shorthand for "!" (exclamation point). Used to specify exact characters; e.g., "foo!" would be spoken as "eff oh oh bang." "Bang" is also an exclamation signifying roughly "I have achieved enlightenment!" or "The dynamite has cleared out my brain!" Synonyms include "shriek," "boing," and "wow."
Spoken name for an exclamation point, used in old-style UUCP addresses to delimit the steps in a path from one site to another.