Meaning of TONGS in English

TONGS

/ tɒŋz; NAmE tɑːŋz; tɔːŋz/ noun [ pl. ]

1.

a tool with two long parts that are joined at one end, used for picking up and holding things :

a pair of tongs

—picture at laboratory , scissors

2.

(also ˈcurling tongs ) (both BrE ) ( NAmE curling iron ) a tool that is heated and used for curling hair

IDIOMS

see hammer noun

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English tang(e ) (singular), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tang and German Zange .

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