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English definition of “tongs”

tongs

plural noun    /tɔŋz, tɑŋz/
a device, often U-shaped, having long sides for picking up objects without touching them, used by pressing or moving the sides together until the free ends hold the object: She moved the smoldering logs around in the fireplace with a set of tongs.
(Definition of tongs plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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