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tongs

 (tôngz, tŏngz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A grasping device consisting of two arms that are joined, often at one end, as by a pivot or a scissorlike hinge.

[Middle English tonges, pl. of tonge, from Old English tang, tong.]
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tongs

(tɒŋz)
pl n
(Tools) a tool for grasping or lifting, consisting of a hinged, sprung, or pivoted pair of arms or levers, joined at one end. Also called: pair of tongs
[plural of Old English tange; related to Old Saxon tanga, Old High German zanga, Old Norse tong]
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tongs

(tɔŋz, tɒŋz)

n. (usu. with a pl. v.)
any of various implements consisting of two movable arms fastened together, used for picking up an object (usu. used with pair of).
[before 900; see tong1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tongs - any of various devices for taking hold of objectstongs - any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
coal tongs, fire tongs - tongs for taking hold of burning coals
ice tongs - tongs for lifting blocks of ice
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Translations
مِلْقَط، كُلابَه
kleště
tang
töng
knaiblesstandziņas
klieštiky

tongs

[tɒŋz] NPL (for coal etc) → tenazas fpl; (= curling tongs) → tenacillas fpl
a pair of tongsunas tenazas, unas tenacillas
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tongs

[ˈtɒŋz] npl
(= for food) → pinces fpl; (for coal)pincettes fpl
(for hair)fer m à friser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tongs

plZange f; (= curling tongs, Hist) → Brennschere f; (electric) → Lockenstab m; a pair of tongseine Zange
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tongs

[tɒŋz] npl (for coal) → molle fpl, tenaglie fpl; (for sugar, in laboratory) → pinza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tongs

(toŋz) noun plural
an instrument for holding and lifting objects. sugar-tongs; a pair of tongs.
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Patients with cervical fractures were placed in skeletal traction with Gardner-Wells tongs. Spinal cord injuries were placed on circle electric beds or Stryker frames.