Definition: Meaning of, tongs in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / tɒŋz /

  • noun
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Singular Plural
  1. a tool that you use to lift up small objects. It has two bars joined at one end, that you press together to lift objects
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tongs used in phrases

  • chain tongs (noun)
    1. a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe
  • coal tongs (noun)
    1. tongs for taking hold of burning coals
  • curling tongs (noun)
    1. a piece of electrical equipment that you heat and use to put curls in your hair
  • fire tongs (noun)
    1. tongs for taking hold of burning coals
  • ice tongs (noun)
    1. tongs for lifting blocks of ice
  • pair of tongs (noun)
    1. any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
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