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tongsnoun [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
→  curling tongs
(Definition of tongs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tongsplural noun

 us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tongs”
in Vietnamese cái kẹp, cái cặp…
in Spanish tenacillas, pinzas…
in Malaysian penyepit…
in Thai คีม…
in French pince(s)…
in German die Zange…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉗子…
in Russian щипцы…
in Turkish maşa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钳子…
in Indonesian penjepit…
in Polish szczypce…
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