noun (usually used with a plural verb)
Words nearby tongs
Origin of tongs
Definition for tongs (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tong1
OTHER WORDS FROM tongtong·er, noun
Definition for tongs (3 of 3)
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Examples from the Web for tongs
Cook until the underside is a deep golden brown, then flip the grispelle with tongs and brown the other side.
With a little ingenuity a set of fireirons—poker, tongs, and shovel—can be devised and constructed from match stales.Toy-Making at Home|Morley Adams
Consider how exactly, how marvelously, indeed, its situation corresponds to that of a pair of tongs.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
But the poker and tongs have but a bad life of it sometimes.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
"Then you're Dutch," sighed he, dropping me like a hot pair of tongs.
I began taking it out, egg by egg, at first with my fingers and then with the tongs from the dining-room fireplace.The Comforts of Home|Ralph Bergengren
British Dictionary definitions for tongs (1 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for tongs (2 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with tongs
see hammer and tongs.