how to pronounce tongs

tɑːŋz

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“… should always use barbecue tongs to roll …”

meanings of tongs

noun:

  1. A large scissors-like two-piece center-hinged forged-iron implement with oval-loop handles and with pointed tips turned inward (in the same plane as and perpendicular to the handles) to facilitate lifting and carrying a block of ice. Often called ice tongs.
  2. Plural of tong (“Chinese secret society").
  3. Plural of tong (“instrument").
  4. 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 a spring to open the grips.

verb:

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tong.

name:

  1. Plural of Tong.

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