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tongs

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtäŋz, ˈtŋz\

: a tool used for lifting or holding objects that is made of two long pieces connected at one end or in the middle

Full Definition of TONGS

:  any of numerous grasping devices consisting commonly of two pieces joined at one end by a pivot or hinged like scissors

Origin of TONGS

Middle English tonges, plural of tonge, from Old English tang; akin to Old High German zanga tongs and perhaps to Greek daknein to bite
First Known Use: before 12th century
TONGS Defined for Kids

tongs

noun plural \ˈtäŋz, ˈtŋz\

Definition of TONGS for Kids

:  a tool for taking hold of or lifting something that consists usually of two movable pieces joined at one end or in the middle
July 01, 2015
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