Meaning of TONGS in English

TONGS

[tongs] n pl but sing or pl in constr [ME tonges, pl. of tonge, fr. OE tang; akin to OHG zanga tongs and perh. to Gk daknein to bite] (bef. 12c): any of numerous grasping devices consisting commonly of two pieces joined at one end by a pivot or hinged like scissors

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