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Meaning of “tongs” in the English Dictionary

"tongs" in British English

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tongsnoun [plural]

uk   /tɒŋz/  us   /tɑːŋz/
a ​device used for ​picking up ​objects, consisting of two ​longpiecesjoined 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 ​longsides for ​picking up ​objects without ​touching them, used by ​pressing or ​moving the ​sides together until the ​freeendshold the ​object: She moved the ​smolderinglogs 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 Spanish pinzas…
in Vietnamese cái kẹp, cái cặp…
in Malaysian penyepit…
in Thai คีม…
in French pince(s)…
in German die Zange…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钳子…
in Turkish maşa…
in Russian щипцы…
in Indonesian penjepit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉗子…
in Polish szczypce…
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