Definitions for tongstɔŋz, tɒŋz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tongs*tɔŋz, tɒŋz(n.)

  1. any of various implements consisting of two movable arms fastened together, used for picking up an object (usu. used with pair of).

    Category: Building Trades

* (usu. with a pl. v.).

Origin of tongs:

bef. 900; see tong1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tongs, pair of tongs(noun)

    any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tongs

    an instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for handling things, especially hot coals or metals; -- often called a pair of tongs

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  1. Tongs

    Tongs are used for gripping and lifting tools, of which there are many forms adapted to their specific use. Some are merely large pincers or nippers, but the greatest number fall into three classes: ⁕Tongs which have long arms terminating in small flat circular ends of tongs and are pivoted close to the handle, as in the common fire-tongs, used for picking up pieces of coal and placing them on a fire. ⁕Tongs consisting of a single band of metal bent round one or two bands joined at the head by a spring, as in sugar-tongs, asparagus-tongs and the like. ⁕Tongs in which the pivot or joint is placed close to the gripping ends, such as a driller's round tongs, blacksmith's tongs or crucible-tongs. The tongs are the most-used cooking utensil when grilling or barbecuing, as they provide a way to move, rotate and turn the food with delicate precision.

Anagrams of tongs

  1. Stong


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tongs(noun plural)

an instrument for holding and lifting objects

sugar-tongs; a pair of tongs.

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