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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tongtɔŋ, tɒŋ(n.)

  1. Ref: tongs.

  2. (v.t.)to lift, seize, gather, hold, or handle with tongs, as logs or oysters.

  3. (v.i.)to use, or work with, tongs.

Origin of tong:

bef. 900; ME tong(e), OE, c. OFris tange, OS tanga, OHG zanga, ON tǫng

tongtɔŋ, tɒŋ(n.)

  1. (in China) an association, society, or political party.

    Category: Foreign Term

  2. (among Chinese living in the U.S.) a fraternal or secret society, often associated with criminal activities.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of tong:

1880–85, Amer.; < dial. Chin (Guangdong) tòhng, akin to Chin táng meeting hall

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tong(noun)

    alt. of Tonge

Translations for tong

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a container of curved pieces of wood or of metal

The barrels contain beer.

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