Lazy tongs - definition of lazy tongs by The Free Dictionary
Also found in: Wikipedia
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Tongs having a jointed extensible framework operated by scissorslike handles, used for grasping an object at a distance.
(Tools) a set of tongs with extensible arms to allow objects to be grasped or handled at a distance
extensible tongs for grasping objects at a distance.
References in periodicals archive
Tenders are invited for Heavy Duty Lazy Tongs
Type Pop Rivetting Gun.
At and below this level is the only production studio in the building, a huge heavily acoustically insulated black box with a ceiling full of elaborate lighting gismos that extend downwards on lazy tongs
in a mad frozen ballet by Oskar Schlemmer.