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English definition of “tongs”

tongs

noun [plural] uk   /tɒŋz/ us    /tɑːŋz/
a device used for picking up objects, consisting of two long pieces joined at one end and pressed together at the other end in order to hold an object between them: coal tongs a pair of tongs
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