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Alternative clues for the word tongs
Salad bar implement
Salad bar servers
Hot dog picker-upper
Salad maker's need
Home bartender's tool
Sugar cube holder
Ice bucket accessory
They may grab a bite
Patio grill accessory
Any of various devices for taking hold of objects
Usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
Deliveryman's device of yore
Word definitions for tongs in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES curling tongs PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES hammer and tongs EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ All you need is a pair of hot tongs . ▪ I was dressed and out of the house in ten long minutes with gas-fuelled hair tongs in my hand....
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tongs \Tongs\, n. pl. [OE. tonge, tange, AS. tange; akin to D. tang, G. zanga, OHG. zanga, Don. tang, Sw. t[*a]ng, Icel. t["o]ng, Gr. da`knein to bite, Skr. da[~n]i[,c], da[,c]. An instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 ((plural of tong English)Category:English plurals) An instrument or tool used for picking things up without touching them with the hands or fingers, consisting of two slats or grips hinged at the end or in the middle, and sometimes including...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English tange , tang "tongs, pincers, foreceps, instrument for holding and lifting," from Proto-Germanic *tango (cognates: Old Saxon tanga , Old Norse töng , Swedish tång , Old Frisian tange , Middle Dutch tanghe , Dutch tang , Old High German zanga...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below [syn: pair of tongs ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Tongs are a tool used to grip and lift objects, of which there are many forms adapted to their specific use. Some are merely large pincers or nippers , but most fall into three classes: Tongs which have long arms terminating in small flat circular ends...
Usage examples of tongs.
Talbot handed him the sword and took a set of tongs the armorer held out.
I boarded the plane carrying several frying thermometers, which set off the metal detector, a few extra pairs of tongs, and a bag of chapati flour for making puffy pooris.
Your picks and hatchets and really big tongs, red knuckles and rimed windows and thin bitter freezer-smell with runny-nosed Poles in plaid coats and kalpacs, your older ones with a chronic cant to one side from all the time lugging ice.
Next Lache hastened in from the bar room, grabbed a pair of tongs from the wall and used them to snare the haunch of venison from the hook at the rear of the fireplace and dump it on a plank at the nearest table.
Ned and Saxby stood with Lobb watching men with tongs heating up a mast band in a rudimentary furnace before slipping it into place over the completed new mast, and while carpenters nearby shaped up the new yard, an excited seaman ran up from the jetty.
Nicolai jumped up and went to stand facing one of the muralled walls, as if compelled by the heroic figure of a muscular redheaded man holding up an ingot in a pair of tongs, staring at it with such unalloyed devotion, it might have been the sacred light of Mother Russia soon to become an axle joint.
Some of the hammers, like the straight and cross peen ones, I have already made for myself, and I have three sets of tongs.
There is a rapid thudding as sleepers are dropped and then a sound like something being sliced as girders unroll from a flatcar, crews Remade and whole picking them up with tongs, a baffling dainty motion, letting them down as sledge-wielding brawnies step in and timed as perfectly as an orchestra hammer the ties and rails.